Monroe County Board of Elections takes questions on ballot issues

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.


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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