ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New Yorkers are getting to vote early for the first time in a general presidential election.

In-person voting starts Saturday at 280 voting locations statewide and will last through Nov. 1st.

Voting early could be a popular option for anyone worried about socially distancing on Election Day or possible problems with mail-in voting.

New York City’s 88 early voting sites include Madison Square Garden in Manhattan and Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

Voting rights advocates hope more New Yorkers will choose to vote early in a year when overall turnout is projected to top two-thirds of 12 million registered voters.

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