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Another judge orders Rensselaer County to choose more accessible early voting locations

Aug 26, 2021 1:45 pm

Kenneth C. Crowe II reports for the Times Union that the Appellate Division of state Supreme Court ruled Aug. 26 that the Rensselaer County Board of Elections has until Sept. 3 to pick new early voting locations. The midlevel appeals court ruled that the locations must be more accessible for voters, and consider the availability of mass transit. Early voting for this year's November election will be held Oct. 23-31. In June, primary elections went ahead with the old locations for early voting, after an appeals court rejected the attorney general's request for an injunction for the board of elections to pick new polling places ahead of the vote. Instead, the appeal was scheduled after the election, but this ruling comes with plenty of time before the next round of voting. Republican officials in charge of the voting locations have kept the early voting sites away for dense population centers in the county that typically vote for more Democrats. Read more about this story in the Times Union.

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