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Board of Elections

Contact Information:

Democratic Commissioner

Colleen Anderson

Republican Deputy Commissioner

Nancy Leven

Democratic Deputy Commissioner

LaShana Boose

 

Mail:

39 W. Main St.

Rochester, NY 14614

Phone:

(585)753-1550

Fax:

(585)753-1511

E-Mail:

mcboe@monroecounty.gov 

In Person:

The Board of Elections office is located in Room 106 on the first floor of the Monroe County Office Building

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**To vote in the Presidential Primary Election in Monroe County, NY on April 28, 2020 you must be currently registered in the constituted political party (Democratic, Republican, Conservative,  Working Families, Green, Libertarian, Independence, SAM) that is running the primary election.  On your voter registration form if you choose/chose to write-in any other party name or not enroll in any constituted political party, you will not be able to vote in the Presidential Primary Election.

 

CHANGE OF ENROLLMENT (N.Y. Election Law Section 5-304(3)) An application to change one’s party enrollment for any primary election in 2020 mustbe received by the board of elections no later than February 14, 2020.

 

2019 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)

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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 June before every general election unless otherwise changed by an act of the legislature. Polls are open for voting from 6am 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

*Presidential Primary Election - April 28, 2020 polls open 6am-9pm
Early Voting for the Pres. Primary Election - April 18 - April 26 (times and locations to be determined)
 
*June Primary Election - June 23, 2020 polls open 6am-9pm
Early Voting for the June Primary Election - June 13 - June 21 (times and locations to be determined)
 
*November General Election - November 3, 2020 polls open 6am-9pm
Early Voting for the Nov. General Election - October 24 - November 1(times and locations to be determined)

February 2020

January 7-February 25 - Dates for Republican national candidates to file certificate with NYS Board of Elections to appear on ballot

February 14 - Last day to fill vacancy after declination for the Presidential Primary

February 14 - Last day for Board of Elections to RECEIVE party changes for the Primary Elections

February 14 - Last day to accept/decline independent petition for March Village Elections

February 17 - Board of Elections Office closed in observance of President's Day

February 18 - Last day for Democratic Party Committee to file certificate of candidacies for Presidential Delegates

February 20 - Last day to file Certificate of Party Nomination for Special Election

February 24 - Last day to accept/decline or authorize party nomination for Special Election

February 24 - Last day to file substitution to fill vacancy created by a declination of party nomination for the Special Election

February 24 - Last day to file independent nominating petition for the Special Election

February 24 - Last day to accept/decline independent nomination for the Special Election 

February 24 - Voter file CD available

February 25 - Last day for Republican Presidential candidates to file list of Delegates

February 25 - First day to sign party designating petitions for the November General Election

February 25 - First day for holding a town caucus

February 26 - Last day to file substitution to fill vacancy created by a declination of independent nomination for the Special Election

February 28 - Last day to authorize substitution of party nomination for the Special Election

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