Over the weekend, Erie County Board of Elections Commissioners Ralph Mohr and Jeremy Zellner announced the certification of the 2020 general election.
A total of 476,787 ballots were cast in Erie County. That includes nine days of early voting and 85,312 absentees, which were available to all registered voters as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and through an executive order issued by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. There were also 4,641 valid affidavit ballots included in the final count.
The commissioners expressed their gratitude to their staff for their diligence and professionalism during the pandemic especially in a presidential election year. The 2020 canvass book is now posted on the Board of Elections website.