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Rockland County extends early voting hours this weekend

Early voting in Rockland now runs from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. this weekend. As long as voters are on line by 4:30 p.m., they won't be turned away.

News 12 Staff

Oct 30, 2020, 10:04 PM

Updated 1,325 days ago

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Early voting hours in Rockland County have been extended Saturday and Sunday by two and a half hours.
The extension is part of an agreement between the county Board of Elections and New York Civil Liberties Union over complaints of long lines.
Rockland County's Legislative Majority Leader Jay Hood Jr. says his three attempts to vote early were flooded with long lines.
The long lines led New York Civil Liberties Union to file a lawsuit against the Rockland County Board of Elections.
According to the lawsuit, the Board of Elections is required to "deploy additional equipment, workers, or other resources to reduce the wait time to less than 30 minutes as soon as possible, and no later than the next day."
But despite complaints of long lines this entire week, no extension happened.
When asked why there hasn't been extensions, the Board of Elections told News 12 they are unable to comment because of the pending lawsuit.
Both sides have agreed to an additional two and a half hours of voting a day and more signs about the accommodations for people with disabilities.
Early voting in Rockland now runs from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. this weekend. As long as voters are on line by 4:30 p.m., they won't be turned away.


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