New Yorkers able to vote before Election Day for the first time

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NEW YORK STATE (WSYR-TV) — For the first time ever this weekend, New Yorkers headed to the polls early to cast their ballots days before Election day on November 5th. 

More than 1,000 people showed up on the first day in Onondaga County. As of Sunday afternoon, nearly 1,700 people had taken part. 

New York voters have seven days left to cast their early ballots, including today.

While absentee ballots are still accepted, for many, getting there in person is more convenient. 

“We found the process fabulous. Smooth, easy, people were right on to help us out. And it was very convenient to be able to do this because we have a busy day,” Patty and Thomas Schmidt said. “We’ve experienced something like this before, not quite, but the people helped us, very very much.”>

You have until Sunday, November 3rd, to cast an early ballot. Remember that the designated polling locations may be different from your usual voting spot.

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