The Erie County Board of Elections has extended its office hours for registered voters who want to pick up an absentee ballot or cast an absentee ballot for the Nov. 8 election in person.
The Board of Elections will be open from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday, next Tuesday, Nov. 1 and next Thursday, Nov. 3 and from 9 a.m. to noon this Saturday and next Saturday, Nov. 5. Due to a fire at the Board of Elections office, the temporary location of the Board of Elections is on the second floor of the Rath Building, 95 Franklin Street in downtown Buffalo.
It is now too late to register to vote. But applications for an absentee ballot must be postmarked by Nov. 1. You can submit an application in person for an absentee ballot until Nov. 7.
You can download an application for an absentee ballot from the website at elections.erie.gov.
To qualify for an absentee ballot, you must meet one of the following criteria:
-Uavoidably absent from Erie County
-Unable to appear at the polls due to illness or disability
-A patient in a Veterans’ Administration Hospital
-Detained in jail awaiting Grand Jury action or confined in prison after conviction for an offense other than a felony
-Actively in the Military
-U.S. citizen living outside of the country.
For more information, call 858-7818 or 858-7819.