The number of people casting early votes on Monday accelerated, with 290,445 New Yorkers heading to polling centers across the state, according to unofficial Board of Elections data.

The Monday voting exceeded votes cast on the first two days of early voting in New York on Saturday and Sunday, when 212,243 and 210,245 people voted respectively. 

All told, 712,933 people have voted early in New York this year, the first year the option was available for voters during a presidential election. 

In 2016, 7.8 million voters cast ballots. Early voting continues until November 1. Dates, times and locations of polling places are up to an individual county's Board of Elections.