CARMEL, N.Y. - Putnam County will participate in early voting for the general election this fall. There will be nine days when registered voters can cast their ballot prior to Election Day. The early voting polling location for Putnam County is at the Putnam County Board of Elections, 25 Old Route 6, in Carmel.

Registered voters in Putnam County, can vote at the Board of Elections building during these times:

• Saturday, Oct. 26, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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• Sunday, Oct. 27, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• Monday, Oct. 28, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Tuesday, Oct. 29, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

• Wednesday, Oct. 30, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Thursday, Oct. 31, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

• Friday, Nov. 1, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Saturday, Nov. 2, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• Sunday, Nov. 3, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The early voting process is the same as on Election Day. When voters arrive at the early-voting location, they will sign the poll book, mark the ballot, and cast it on the voting machine. There will be sample ballots available at the early-voting center to familiarize voters with the ballot.  There will also be a notice to voters and a voter’s bill of rights. Residents may ask an election inspector to explain how to vote, or if they need any assistance.

If casting a ballot during early voting, residents are not allowed to vote again on Election Day.  The results from early voting will be canvassed and reported after 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

The Putnam County Board of Elections is accessible to voters with physical disabilities for early voting.  Voting by an absentee ballot is still an option for those out of Putnam County on Election Day or for those who are permanently or temporarily disabled.

For more information visit www.putnamboe.com or contact the Putnam County Board of Elections at 845-808-1300 or boe@putnamcountyny.gov. For further information, contact the State Board of Elections at 518-474-1953 or visit www.elections.ny.gov.