Commissioner to Discuss Early Voting, State System Changes

October 11, 2019

Commissioner to Discuss Early Voting, State System Changes

October 11, 2019

AMHERST, N.Y. – The upcoming early voting period for Erie County residents will be discussed by Jeremy Zellner, Erie County Democratic Election Commissioner and Erie County Democratic Committee Chairman, at an event being hosted on Oct. 21 at Daemen College.

The Daemen History and Politics Event Series discussion, “Voting and Early Voting 101: The Erie County Board of Elections and Changes in the New York Voting System,” will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Daemen’s Wick Campus Center Alumni Lounge.

“This is a great opportunity to learn about the historic voting reforms, including early voting, that have been passed in New York State,” said Dr. Lisa Parshall, Daemen professor of political science and a key votes advisor for Vote Smart. “Voters will be informed about the voting process, changes in the state’s election laws, and what steps are being taken to balance convenience with the integrity of the electoral process.”

Zellner will provide an overview on changes to New York State’s voting system and Erie County’s early voting period from Oct. 26 through Nov. 3 for registered Erie County voters. Attendees will have the opportunity to address questions to the commissioner at the event.

During the early voting period, registered voters in Erie County may cast their ballots at any of the 37 voting locations throughout the county. Early voters will be the first to use new electronic poll books, which will be in place for all elections starting next year.

The event is being co-sponsored by the Daemen Department of History and Political Science, Pre-Law Student Association, and the History and Government Club. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information on the event, contact Dr. Parshall at lparshal@daemen.edu.