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

November 7, 2017 General Election

Polling Sites will be open for voting on Election Day 6am-9pm

Click here for unofficial General Election night machine results.

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

Click here for unofficial General Election absentee ballots counted election night.


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2017 November Election Ballot Propositions:




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


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


November Calendar

November 4 - Board of Elections office open 8am-1pm for absentee voting

November 6 - Board of Elections office open extended hours 9am-7pm for absentee voting

November 6 - Last day to apply in person at the Board of Elections for an absentee ballot or for a military absentee ballot if previously registered

November 6 - Last day to post mark an absentee ballot/military absentee ballot or Special Federal absentee ballot

November 7 - General Election polls open 6am-9pm

November 7 - Last day to deliver in person, an absentee ballot to the Board of Elections

November 7 - Open and count absentee ballots 9pm

November 8 - Begin re-canvass of voting machines 10am

November 10 - Complete re-canvass of voting machines

November 10 - Voting machine audit draw 9am, voting machine audit immediately following

November 14 - Last day for the Board of Elections to receive an absentee ballot post marked by Nov. 6th (Will be opened/counted at Noon)

November 14 - Open and count affidavit & emergency ballots

November 20 - Last day for the Board of Elections to receive military or Special Federal absentee ballot post marked by Nov. 6th (Will be opened/counted at Noon along with any remaining eligible affidavit ballots)

November 22 - Last day for the Board of Elections to re-canvass voting machines and complete verifiable audit