State approves early election voting
YATES COUNTY--The state approved election reform earlier this year which allows early voting with this November's general election.
Based on population and population density, state election law requires Yates County to have a minimum of one polling site for early voting. Early voting begins Saturday, Oct. 26 and continues through Sunday, Nov. 3. The complete list of nine early voting days and dates includes the following:
Saturday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 27, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Monday, Oct. 28, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday, Oct. 29, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday, Oct. 30, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday, Oct. 31, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 1, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 2, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
In Yates County, the early voting polling site has been established for the Yates County Office Building, 417 Liberty St. The Penn Yan location will utilize the current clerk's closing room near the county clerk's office on the first floor. The site is accessible to voters with physical disabilities.
Yates County Democratic Commissioner Robert Brechko said if a voter casts a ballot during early voting, they will not be allowed to vote on election day or on any subsequent day of early voting.