Early voters turn out to polling places across LI in final stretch before Election Day

Long Island residents have two days left to vote early before Election Day on Nov. 3.

News 12 Staff

Oct 31, 2020, 11:56 PM

Updated 1,303 days ago

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Long Island residents have two days left to vote early before Election Day on Nov. 3.
Long lines at early voting sites across both Nassau and Suffolk counties have been seen since polls first opened a week ago.
A line formed outside the Nassau Board of Elections in Mineola this morning before doors were even opened.
  There are only two days of early voting left before Election Day. Kevin Vesey is LIVE at the Nassau Board of Elections, where voters are lining up once again to cast their ballots.  
That line got smaller as the day went on, and there were even times when voters could walk right through the door. Nonetheless, there has been a steady flow of people coming to vote.
Those who are voting early can visit any polling location in their county, but will have to vote at their designated polling place on Election Day.
Early voting opened at 9 a.m. and runs through 6 p.m. today in Nassau County and from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Sunday.
In Suffolk County, polling sites opened at 10 a.m. and will close at 3 p.m. both today and Sunday.
Polling places will be closed Monday, then open back up for Election Day on Tuesday.
Nassau Board of Elections Democratic Commissioner James Scheuerman says around 185,000 Nassau residents have cast their ballots so far.
"Knock on wood, it's going very smoothly, everything is going well," he says. "People are voting in record numbers day-by-day. We're getting more voters every single day. So, I'm really excited for what the weekend holds."
Those who don't want to vote in person can bring an absentee ballot to any polling place in their country, drop it off at their county's board of elections or mail it if it is postmarked by Election Day.


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