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Polling Place Changes

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The day before ballots are cast in New York state, election officials are reminding residents that the 2012 redistricting process also means that thousands of voters could have a new polling place.  Shifts in population, revealed in the 2010 Census, led to new congressional district lines as well as state senate and assembly districts. Erie County Republican Election Commissioner Ralph Mohr said voters should be aware of the changes.

"We've sent out postcards to all the people whose polling places have changed notifying them of the change...not only in September, but we sent...a reminder postcard late last week."

If the notice was misplaced, County Democratic Election Commissioner Dennis Ward said, all the information is readily available on-line.

"Go to our website http://www.erieboe.com/or Google, Erie County Board of Elections, and they will get an opportunity to use the polling site finder where they can just pop their address in and it will pop up on the screen, not only where they vote, but it'll actually give them, if they want, a ballot of the candidates that they have to vote for."

Voters can also confirm their polling site by phoning the Board of Elections. And if all else fails election inspectors will be on hand to direct people at the polls.