New Yorkers can now participate in early voting for 1st time in history

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For the first time in history, New Yorkers will be able to participate in early voting.

Early voting this year begins on Saturday, Oct. 26. New Yorkers will have 10 days this year to cast their votes. Another first is that polling sites will be using electric poll books to speed up the check-in process.

About 10,000 of these books will be spread across the more than 60 early voting locations throughout the city —18 in Brooklyn and 11 in The Bronx.

Voters already received via mail their early voting information, including both their early voting and general election location. New Yorkers also received a voter card that they're encouraged to bring with them for a quick check-in.

Many say this will make a significant difference in the voting process.

Early voting runs through Nov. 3. Click here to find a polling site near you. 

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