Erie County’s absentee ballot portal now accepting requests

Erie County

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The Erie County Board of Elections’ online absentee ballot portal is now accepting requests for the November 3 election.

To request an absentee ballot, go to this site. That site will also allow voters to check on the status of their request.

All registered voters in New York are eligible to vote by mail this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

No matter how early the ballots are requested, they must receive state certification before they’re mailed to voters. That’s expected to happen early next month, the Board of Elections says.

There will also be nine days of early voting at 37 different polling sites in Erie County between October 24 and November 1. Erie County voters can cast a ballot at any of them, no matter where they live.

Evan Anstey is a digital content producer who has been part of the News 4 team since 2015. See more of his work here.

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