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**Please note that any maps or elected officials sited here represent the current election districts, whereas any candidates listed will represent the new districts.  New district lines go into effect starting 2013.  See "Redistricting" below for further explanation.


 


 


 



 


 



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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 Steuben Street
Albany, New York 12207
Phone: 518 474-6220
TTY: 1-800-533-8683 (Hearing Impaired)


Visit the New York State Board of Elections.


 


Election Definitions


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.


 


Redistricting - "Why did my district(s) change?"


After the census is conducted every 10 years, political jurisdictions must go through a process of reapportionment. This process is necessary to equalize the number of persons living in each political subdivision.  The new Federal and State lines required alterations to several election districts.  Many of these changes created new districts that will be mandated for 10 years.  There were several changes to the Board of Elections street file and thus several voters affected by the changes.


 


The Board of Elections is responsible for implementing redistricting and providing maps in a timely manner allowing the petition process and elections to occur.


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).


 


 


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


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


**Representing Current district lines only.  For new district maps visit http://www.latfor.state.ny.us/maps/



 

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Register to Vote! Registration forms are available at most government offices, banks, post offices, libraries, and Tops Supermarkets or you may register in person at the Monroe County Board of Elections Office, 39 W. Main Street, Rochester, New York (Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.).
Absentee Ballots 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.
Important Dates

Jan. 17 - Campaign Finance Periodic Report due.

Jan. 24 to 31 - Dates for holding party caucus for March Village Elections.

Jan. 26 to Feb. 2 - Dates for filing certificate of party nominations for March Village Elections.

Feb. 7 to Feb. 14 - Dates for filing independent nominating petitions for March Village Elections.

March 9 - Last day to register and be eligible to vote in March Village Elections.

March 20 - Village Elections. Polls open noon to 9pm.

March 30 - Last day to postmark or hand deliver new registration for Presidential Primary. April 17 - Last day to postmark application for absentee ballot for Presidential Primary.

April 23 - Last day to hand deliver applicatioin for absentee ballot for Presidential Primary. April 23 - Last day to postmark absentee ballot for Presidential Primary.

April 24 - New York's Presidential Primary. Polls open noon to 9pm.

 

*Visit the New York State Board of Elections web site for official political calendar. (When available)

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