39 W. Main Street
Rochester, NY 14614
Room 106 of the Monroe County Office Building
Hours: M-F 9am-5pm
Phone: (585) 753-1550
Absentee ballots for the November 8th General Election are tentatively scheduled to be mailed out starting September 23rd, to voters with a current request application on file.
Voter Reg Deadline: Oct 14th
Change of Address Deadline: Oct 19th
Deadline for BOE to have RECEIVED an Absentee Application: Oct 24th
Last Day to Postmark an Absentee Ballot: Nov 8th
2022 Election Cycle Reports
- Printable Voter Registration Form - English
- Printable Voter Registration Form - Spanish
- Printable Absentee Ballot Application - English (For Accessible Electronic Application see below)
- Solicitud de Papeleta en Ausencia Español
- Printable Accessible Absentee Ballot Application (for voters with disabilities)
- Ballot Marking Instructions
- Voter Feedback Form
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)
What is a Primary Election?
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.
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.
- Monroe County Legislative Districts
- Rochester City Council Districts
- Rochester City Legislative Districts
- 7th & 26th Legislative District
- 21st Legislative District
- 22nd Legislative District
- 23rd Legislative District
- 24th Legislative District
- 25th Legislative District
- 26th & 7th Legislative District
- 27th Legislative District
- 28th Legislative District
- 29th Legislative District
- Town of Brighton
- Town of Chili
- Town of Clarkson
- Town of East Rochester
- Town of Gates
- Town of Greece
- Town of Greece Wards
- Town of Hamlin
- Town of Henrietta
- Town of Irondequoit
- Town of Mendon
- Town of Ogden
- Town of Parma
- Town of Penfield
- Town of Perinton
- Town of Pittsford
- Town of Riga
- Town of Rush
- Town of Sweden
- Town of Webster
- Town of Wheatland