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Early voting in New York set to begin in 2019

Starting in the general elections for 2019, voters will be able to vote 12 days before Election Day. There are currently 37 other U.S. states that offer the option to vote early. (WHAM photo)

Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) - Early voting will be coming to New York next year.

Starting in the general elections for 2019, voters will be able to vote 12 days before Election Day. There are currently 37 other U.S. states that offer the option to vote early.

On Tuesday, Governor Cuomo proposed the funding for early voting in a budget amendment.

“I think it’s definitely about time that NYS expanded some of our voting rights and made it a little bit easier for people to vote," said Jamie Romero, chairperson for the Monroe County Democratic Committee. "We have seen early voting in a number of other states."

There will be eight hour periods during the week and five hour periods over the weekend on which you can vote. More information on early voting in New York can be found here.

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