Absentee Ballots

Erie County Board of Elections

The traditional march to the polls might wind up being a march to the post office in this COVID-19 year.

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The Erie County Board of Elections is extending the hours for absentee voting ahead of the midterm elections.

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You may think Election 2012 is over, but not at the Erie County Board of Elections.  Not only is the vote count released on Election Day unofficial, it doesn't include thousands of absentee ballots.

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With Election Day getting closer, the Erie County Board of Elections is dealing with an avalanche of absentee ballot applications and the problems of getting absentee ballots to the military overseas because of problems in Albany.

County Republican Elections Commissioner Ralph Mohr tells WBFO News there may be as many as 26,000 absentee ballots going out by the end of the elections season.