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Monroe County Board of Elections takes questions on ballot issues

WHECTV
Updated: June 25, 2020 10:40 PM
Created: June 25, 2020 06:57 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Thursday Monroe County Board of Elections commissioners took questions on problems with Tuesday's Primary Elections.

Because polling stations were combined, some locations shared different voting districts.

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At one spot on the city's north side, voters in the 56th Senate District got ballots from the 55th District. 

Brean: “How many people do you think lost an opportunity to vote in the 56th Senate primary? And do you think there's an impact on the results?”

Lisa Nicolay, (R) Commissioner: “Do you want to go?”

LaShana Boose, (D) Commissioner: “Sure. Well, what we understand is the number of people who voted from that particular location was approximately 200 people. And so I don't believe the margin of error was great enough to impact an election.”

The unofficial results show Democrat Jeremy Cooney leading Hilda Rosario Escher by 1,600 votes. 

A total of 27,000 people voted in person Tuesday and more than 90,000 absentee ballots have been mailed in.

They will not start being counted until July 1.


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