NORTH SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Twenty Board of Election representatives from counties throughout Central New York and beyond met Friday with officials from the United States Postal Service to discuss mail-in voting ahead of the general election.
"Election mail is going to be treated as first-class mail," Dustin Czarny with the Ononadaga County Board of Elections said.
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Board of Elections are preparing for an increase in mail-in voting this year and want to make sure those ballots reach their final destination in time.
"We were assured that, if mail was properly put into place on November 3rd, that it would receive a cancellation mark and then be delivered to the boards within the next one to two days," the commissioner said.
If a mail-in vote is placed in a mailbox on or before November 3rd, it will be counted. However, they are urging people not to wait that long.
"15 days before the election is the right time period that we're asking voters to do," he said.
Mail-in votes will start being counted six days after the election instead of the normal 14 days. Early voting runs from October 24th to November 1st.
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