Board of Elections

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Thomas F. Ferrarese
Commissioner

 

Douglas E. French
Commissioner

 

Colleen Anderson
Deputy Commissioner

 

Nancy Leven
Deputy Commissioner

 

Board of Elections

106 and 108 County Office Building
39 W. Main St.
Rochester, NY 14614

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Phone: 585 753-1550
Fax: 585 753-1511
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*Click here for unofficial Primary Election night machine results

(Absentee ballot vote totals below from September 12th's count can be added to machine results for more complete unofficial totals.)

*Click here for unofficial Primary Election absentee ballots counted Primary Election night

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Fall 2017 Elections - POLL WORKERS NEEDED 

Interested registered Democrats please mail to: Abigail Rowe or Brad Miller

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Interested registered Republicans please contact: John Fernandes or Paul Wagner

 

 


Administering Elections In Monroe County

The Board of Elections Department of Monroe County is responsible for administering all aspects of elections in Monroe County to maintain and facilitate participation in a democratic system of government. The Monroe County Board of Elections conducts all national, state, county, city and town elections. The structure of this agency, its responsibilities and duties are mandated by New York State Election Law. Guidelines for procedures are provided by the rules and regulations defined by the New York State Board of Elections.

The Monroe County Board of Elections is administered by two Commissioners of Elections who serve four year terms. The Commissioners are elected by the county committees of each political party and their appointment is confirmed by the Monroe County Legislature. The Commissioners, each assisted by a Deputy Commissioner and a full-time staff (with equal representation of Democrats and Republicans) provide the technical, clerical, and mechanical skills necessary to provide services; bilingual assistance; information and statistical data to county legislators, other county departments, governmental agencies and to the public.

 

New York State Board of Elections

40 North Pearl Street, Suite 5
Albany, New York 12207-2729
Phone: 518 474-6220
TTY: Call the New York State Relay 711 (Hearing Impaired)

Visit the New York State Board of Elections.

Click here for Board of Elections materials available to purchase

 

Elections Defined

 

What is a Primary Election?

Picture of US Capitol Building.A “Primary Election” is one in which only enrolled members of a party may vote for the purpose of nominating party candidates and electing party officers. In any election district, if a race is uncontested, no primary is held.

A “Primary Election” is held on the first Tuesday after the second Monday in September before every general election unless otherwise changed by an act of the legislature. Polls are open for voting from Noon until 9:00 p.m.

The board of elections canvasses the returns of the primary elections as early as possible within nine days from the day upon which the primary election is held. The board tabulates the number of votes cast for all the candidates for nomination to each public office or for election to a party position, and the number of votes cast for each such candidate. The candidate receiving the highest number of votes shall be the nominee of his party in the general election for such office or will be elected to a party position.

 

What is a General Election?

A “General Election” is an election that is being held throughout the state or country on the same day. The most prominent example is the Presidential election held every four years. Examples of statewide general elections include the races for the New York State Governor and New York State Senators.

 

Picture of Greece Map after redistricting.Monroe County Voting District Maps 

The Board of Elections is now able to provide voters and the community with high quality, full color maps. All district maps are available for purchase at the Board of Elections office, however, some are also available for viewing online (see below).

Visit the New York State Board of Elections for maps encompassing state and/or federal jurisdictions.

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Important Dates

General Election - November 7th 6am-9pm

September Calendar

September 15 - Last day to decline, after acceptance, if independent nominee loses party primary

September 15 - Public ballot draw with voting machine audit and recanvass to follow

September 19 - Last day to file certificate of nomination made at a town or village caucus or party committee

September 19 - Last day to file certificate of party nomination to fill vacancies

September 20 - Last day for Board of Elections to certify Primary Election results

September 21 - Last day for NY State Board of Elections to certify Primary Election results

September 22 - Last day to accept or decline nomination for office made based on Sec.6-116

September 22 - Last day to file 10-day post-Primary financial disclosure reports

September 25 - Last day to file authorization of nomination for the General Election

September 26 - Last day to file certificate of Supreme Court nomination

September 26 - Last day to fill a vacancy after a declination

September 29 - Last day to accept or decline party nomination

September 29 - Last day to decline Supreme Court nomination