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Board of Elections announce primary election dates

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BATH — Election dates in 2022 have finally been set, according to the Steuben County Board of Elections.

Board of Elections Commissioners Veronica Olin ( R) and Colleen Hauryski (D) said there are two primaries scheduled this year.

They also reported important information regarding Early Voting this year.

The first primary for both Democrats and Republicans is set for June 28, with early voting scheduled for June 18-26.

The June primary ballot includes statewide races for Governor and Lieutenant Governor, with local races in some towns.

The second primary set for Aug. 23 includes a Special Election for the now-vacant 23rd Congressional seat, left open by the resignation of former U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, (R-Corning) on May 11.

The primary was delayed because a lawsuit delayed the implementation of new districts for Congress and the New York State Senate, the commissioners said.

Early voting for the Aug. 23 primary will be available from Aug. 13 – 21.

“Primary Elections are very important but normally voter turnout is very low,” Olin said. “If you don’t vote when your party has a primary election, your candidate may not be on the ballot in November.”

Early Voting has been expanded to three locations in Steuben, with voters allowed to cast their ballots in any one of three locations before Election Day. Voters do not need a reason to vote early.

According Hauryski, early voting will be available for nine days before election day at the following locations:

  • Hornell City at the Hornell Art Center
  • Corning City at the USWA Local 1000 Union Hall
  • Bath Village at the Steuben County Annex.

New York has allowed in-person early voting since 2018.

The general election is set for Nov. 8, with early voting starting on Oct. 29.

For more information or to view your ballot go to www.steubencountyny.gov/boe

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