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City council to Consider Early Ballot Casting


Some local polling places may open two weeks ahead of schedule if the City Council signs off on some new legislation.

Manhattan Councilman Ben Kallos is introducing a bill Wednesday.

Currently, 33 states and Washington DC already allow voters to cast ballots early, making it easier for everyone to get to the polls.

Kallos' bill would apply only to primaries and general elections for mayor, City Council and other municipal offices.

State and federal elections would not be affected.

Kallos wants at least 51 polling sites -- that's one in each City Council district -- to open two Tuesdays before Election Day.

They would operate on weekdays and on weekends until the Friday before Election Day.