Monroe County Board of Elections settles on ballot box

Updated: October 14, 2020 05:12 PM
Created: October 13, 2020 05:46 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The Monroe County Board of Elections has come to an agreement on an absentee ballot box to purchase.

Republican commissioner Lisa Nicolay says she found the compromise, called a "Pakflatt fortress ballot box."


The lockable box is made of aluminum and plastic. The commissioners were still undecided last week.

Democrat Jackie Ortiz wanted metal, but because Monroe County needs 300, her selection was more than $127,000. Nicolay wanted cardboard.

The box they settled on will cost $48,307, about $79,000 less than the full metal option.

The boxes will be at early voting locations throughout the county from Oct. 24 through Nov. 1. Click here for a full list of dates, times and locations.

They will also be at every polling site on Election Day.

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