Board of Elections

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Thomas F. Ferrarese

Douglas E. French

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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  • Check to see if you're actively registered to vote

  • View your ballot (March Village Elections only)

  • Check your polling site

  • View your elected officials

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Village Elections Tuesday, March 19th

Churchville * Hilton * Honeoye Falls

Pittsford * Spencerport


Click here to view unofficial results.  Votes cast at the polling sites were tabulated along with any Absentee Ballots and posted to this site.  These results do not include Write-Ins or Affidavit Ballots.  Write-Ins and Affidavit Ballots will be tabulated on Wednesday, March 20th and Official Results posted when available.


2019 Offices to be Elected (as of 1/17/2019)


2018 Political Handbook


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.

**To vote in a primary election you must be currently registered in the constituted political party (Democratic, Republican, Conservative,  Green, Working Families, Independence, Women's Equality or Reform) that is running the primary election.  If you choose to write-in a party or not enroll in a party, you will not be able to participate in a primary election.


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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**A change of enrollment request will not take effect immediately, but will be held until the upcoming November general election that occurs at least 25 days after the form is filed.  After that November general election, then, according to New York State Election Law 5-304[3], your change of enrollment will become effective.**




  • RECRUITMENT FLYER         Working as an         Election               Inspector - click here to view

  • ABSENTEE BALLOT VOTING   A voter may qualify to vote by absentee ballot if their duties, occupation, business or vacation requires them to be absent from their county of residence on election day or if they will be confined by illness, physical disability or for some other reason either on a temporary or permanent basis.  You have until Nov. 5th to appear in person at the Board of Elections to receive an absentee ballot for the 2018 General Election  Click here for more info.

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**2018 Political Handbook**

Use our new Online Voter Information to find your polling place, view your voter registration information and see all your elected officials.

Important Dates

March 2019

March 8 - Last day to register with the Board of Elections to be eligible to vote in a March Village Election.

March 12 - Last day for the Board of Elections to receive absentee ballot applications for a March Village Election.

March 13 - Lasy day for the Board of Elections to mail out absentee ballots for the March Village Elections.

March 14 - Sample March Village Election ballots will be available.

March 16 - Board of Elections Office open extended hours 8am-1pm for March Village Election absentee voting.

March 18 - Last day to apply in person at the Board of Elections for a March Village Election absentee ballot.

March 18 - Board of Elections Office open extended hours 9am-7pm for March Village Election absentee voting.

March 19 - March Village Elections - Village Polling sites open Noon-9pm.

March 19 - First day to sign OTB petitions.

*For a complete calendar click here to visit the NYS Board of Elections website* 

**For March & June Village Election dates and deadlines click here**