Over a quarter of a million vote early in New York
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The state Board of Elections says more than 256,000 people cast their ballots before Election Day statewide between Oct. 26 and Nov. 3 under New York’s new early voting law.
Data suggest unofficial turnout was roughly 1% in New York City and 2% outside the city.
The election is taking a day off Monday before voters can return for a final, full day of balloting Tuesday.
New York is rolling out its new system in a quiet election year, ahead of the 2020 presidential contest.
It’s too soon to know what impact early voting will have on turnout. Some experts say early voting could be just another option for voters who otherwise would have turned out on Election Day.