LITTLE VALLEY – Cattaraugus County Election Commissioners Michael Brisky and Kevin Burleson announced the Board of Elections will offer extended hours during the two weeks prior to the Nov. 7 General Election.
The central office, located in the former Little Valley Elementary School at 207 Rock City St. Suite 100, will be open for extended hours on the following days and times:
Monday, Oct. 23 – 9 a.m. until 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Oct. 25 – 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 28 - 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.; Monday, Oct. 30 - 9 a.m. until 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Nov. 1 - 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 4 - 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.
The extended hours at the Board of Elections are intended to assist voters who may need to apply for an absentee ballot. Any voter who will be absent from the county due to occupation, education, vacation, has a permanent physical disability or illness that would not allow them to go to the polls Election Day or is a caregiver for someone who is ill or physically disabled, is eligible to receive an absentee ballot. Oct. 31 is the deadline for absentee voters to postmark an application for an absentee ballot. The ballot being returned to the Board of Elections must be postmarked by Nov. 6 or delivered to the county board or poll site location by close of polls on Election Day.
If a voter wishes to apply for and receive an absentee ballot in person at the Board of Elections, they must do so before Nov. 6.
If a resident is not registered to vote, Oct. 13 (in person or postmarked) is the voter registration deadline in order to be eligible to vote on Nov. 7 in the General Election.
Absentee ballot applications and voter registration forms are available by mail, email or may be downloaded from the Board of Elections website at http://www.cattco.org/board-elections.
Any questions should be addressed to the Board of Elections by calling 938-2400 – 2403.