Saturday, October 24, 2020

Early Voting

Early voting in New York began today, and this was the scene at 401 State Street, the only polling place in Columbia County, when I passed by there today at about 12:50 p.m., a little more than an hour before the poll was scheduled to close.

Early voting continues for the next eight days. Here is the schedule:
  • Sunday, October 25, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Monday, October 26, noon to 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 27, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 28, noon to 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 29, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday, October 30,  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 31, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 1, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.


  1. I went by at a little past 9am. The line was even longer. Thought I was going to drop off my ballot. Went to the Post Office instead. The at 5 of 2pm I drove by and the line was still wrapped around the corner onto 4th..... not quite as long as in the morning. Mark Orton

  2. At about 3 this afternoon the line went all the way down 4th Street and 200 feet down Columbia.

  3. I voted today. The line again snaked up Columbia to across from Helsinki. Took exactly an hour total.