COVID-19 and voting: Erie Co. Board of elections changes rules to allow absentee voting

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Published on March 11, 2020 - Duration: 01:14s

COVID-19 and voting: Erie Co. Board of elections changes rules to allow absentee voting

COVID-19 and voting: Erie Co.

Board of elections changes rules to allow absentee voting

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COVID-19 and voting: Erie Co. Board of elections changes rules to allow absentee voting

CONCERN OVERCOVID-19 COULD LEADTO CHANGES IN THEWAY THE UPCOMINGELECTION IS GOING TOTAKE PLACE ONPRIMARY DAY HERE INWESTERN NEW YORK.SEVEN EYEWITNESSNEWS REPORTERTAYLOR EPPS IS HEREWITH MORE ON THATPART OF THE STORY.KEITH--THE ERIE COUNTYBOARD OF ELECTIONSIS NOW ALLOWINGANYONE TO CAST ANABSENTEE BALLOT.SO, IF YOU PLAN TOVOTE IN NEXTMONTH'PRESIDENTIALPRIMARY OR IN THESPECIAL ELECTIONFOR NEW YORK 27-THCONGRESSIONALDISTRICT.ERIE COUNTY VOTERSNOW HAVE THEOPTION TO VOTEFROM HOME.ERIE COUNTY IS THEFIRST IN THE STATE TOMAKE THESECHANGES TO THEVOTING POLICY.WITH THE ELECTIONON APRIL 28, THEY'REALSO TAKINGPRECAUTIONS TOCLEAN THE POLLCOMMISSIONERRALPH MOHR SAYSTHEY'RE TAKINGEVERY STEP TO MAKESURE EVERYONE ISSAFE.MOHR "JUST BECAUSEYOU HAVE A FEAR OFWHAT MAY OCCUR WITHTHE CORONAVIRUS, WEDON'T WANT THAT TOAFFECT YOUR RIGHTTO VOTE AND WE WANTYOU TO EXERCISEYOUR RIGHT TO VOTE,THAT'S WHY WE'REIMPLEMENTING THISIMMEDIATELY.BALLOTS WILL BEMAILED OUT STARTINGFRIDAY.YOU CAN STILL GO TOTHE POLLS FOR EARLYVOTING AND ONELECTION DAY IF YOUWANT TO..THIS IS JUSTANOTHER OPTION FORVOTERS.ALL YOU HAVE TO DOIS VISIT THE BOARD OFELECTIONS WEBSITE.WE HAVE A LINK TO ITRIGHT NOW ONWKBW-DOT-COM.LIVE IN THE STUDIO,TAYLOR EPPS, 7EW

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