Early voting wraps in NY ahead of Election Day

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Sunday marked the last day of early voting in New York ahead of Election Day on Tuesday.

Early voting began last weekend for the first time ever in the state. Officials hoped that giving New Yorkers more chances to vote would increase turnout.

Local elections officials say early voting was a success.

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James Scheuerman, Democratic commissioner of the Nassau Board of Elections, says they saw an average of about 3,000 voters a day during the early voting period.

"Everyone is having a smooth time at the polls -- no lines, no waiting, and I think it'll alleviate some of the lines on Election Day," he says.

Scheuerman says 500,000 Nassau County voters came out during the gubernatorial election last year.

"I think it's going to take a while before voters realize that this is a phenomenon. Next year it'll be a bigger election and hopefully a lot more people using it," he says.

The polls will be open for Election Day on Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

And News 12 Long Island has everything you need to be informed before you vote. Explore the candidates who will be on the ballot in our 2019 Voters Guide, watch candidates from key races debate in the News 12 studios and get complete coverage in our Island Vote section of News12.com.

Be sure to stay with News 12 on election night for race results and developments.

 

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