Early voting for New York State’s June 23 primary election will begin Saturday and continue through June 21.

Democratic voters will cast ballots for a nominee for president. Although former Vice President Joe Biden has enough delegates to ensure his nomination, the names of 10 other individuals who sought the nomination still appear on the ballot.

Several communities, including Olean, are holding primary contests. In Olean, Republicans Mary K. Fay and Lawrence A. Bennion Jr. are seeking the party’s nomination for alderman in Ward 1. Democrat Linda Witte is the incumbent.

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Early voting will take place at the Cattaraugus Campus of Jamestown Community College in Olean and the Cattaraugus County Board of Elections in Little Valley. Early voting hours are:

Saturday, June 13: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Sunday, June 14: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Monday, June 15: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Tuesday, June 16: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Wednesday, June 17: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Thursday, June 18: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Friday, June 19: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday, June 20: 10a.m. – 3 p.m.

Sunday, June 21: 10a.m. – 3 p.m.

Individuals also may vote in person at their local polling places on June 23 between noon and 9 p.m.

In addition, because of COVID-19 concerns, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo issued an executive order on April 24 to make voting by absentee ballot more convenient.

The order required county Boards of Elections to mail absentee ballot applications to all voters. Under the order, individuals who wish to vote by absentee ballot due to Covid-19 concerns may select temporary illness on the absentee application with no requirement for in-person signature or appearance to be able to access an absentee ballot. Absentee ballots must be postmarked by June 23.

For more information on the Coronavirus in the Greater Olean area, visit  TAPinto Greater Olean's Coronavirus Updates page, which is updated continuously.

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