716 Votes! is a civic initiative of Open Buffalo to engage, educate and activate people of color, ages 16 to 25, to increase voter registration and participation in the 2020 election and beyond. We are working to build lasting community capacity for systemic change, both during and outside election seasons. 716 Votes! is rooted in empowerment, training and leadership. Our objective is to first assist youth to heal from community traumas, and then teach them how to become advocates for racial equity, social justice, and policy change.
- In the 2017 city and county election, only 10% of youth ages 18 to 30 turned out to vote.
- In the 2016 presidential election, youth turnout was just 43%.
- For all voters, the turnout was 34% in the 2017 city/county election, and 66% in 2016 presidential election.
Early voting allows you to vote in person at a poll site within your county for nine (9) days, beginning Saturday, June 13, 2020 continuing through Sunday, June 21, 2020. You do not need to have a reason or excuse to vote early.
The poll sites for early voting will not necessarily be your usual poll site location.
In Buffalo, you can go to any of the below polling sites.
ON ELECTION DAY, JUNE 23rd,YOU MUST GO TO YOUR USUAL ASSIGNED POLL SITE TO VOTE.
If you vote in person, during early voting, you are NOT eligible to vote by either absentee ballot, or in person at the polls on Election Day (June 23).
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AT THE EARLY VOTING POLL SITE?
NYS and Erie County Board of Elections has taken precautions to ensure the safety of workers and voters, including PPE and hand sanitizer.
City of Buffalo Early Voting
Dates: Saturday, June 13, 2020 – Sunday, June 21, 2020
Hours: (all locations): Monday-Friday Noon-9pm , Saturday-Sunday Noon-6pm
Erie County Board of Elections. 134 W Eagle St Buffalo NY 14202
Buffalo Community Development Center 203 Sanders Rd Buffalo NY 14216
First Centennial Baptist Church 273 High St Buffalo NY 14204
Broadway Market. 999 Broadway Buffalo NY 14212
Hennepin Center. 24 Ludington St Buffalo NY 14206
Delavan Grider Community Center. 877 E Delavan Ave Buffalo NY 14215
Salvation Army West Side Comm Ctr. 187 Grant St Buffalo NY 14213
Northwest Buffalo Community Center. 155 Lawn Ave Buffalo NY 14207
Tosh Collins Community Center. 35 Cazenovia St Buffalo NY 14220
Gloria J Parks Community Center. 3242 Main St Buffalo NY 14214
Don’t forget to vote! General Election
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Register to vote today in the form below for the November general election!