Early voting runs through Sunday; Here’s everything you need to know
ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Early voting, which allows people to cast their ballot ahead of the Tuesday, Nov. 7 general election, began on Saturday in Monroe County.
Unlike Election Day where voters have one assigned polling place, early voting allows people to choose from one of 13 polling locations to cast their ballot. Early voting runs through Sunday, Nov. 5. Just like voting on Election Day, voters will need to check in using an electronic pad and will cast their ballot using an electronic machine.
The polls are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. They’re also open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. Here are the early voting locations:
- DAVID F GANTT COMMUNITY CENTER 700 North St.
- MONROE COUNTY OFFICE BUILDING 39 W. Main St.
- EDGERTON RECREATION CENTER 41 Backus St.
- NORTON VILLAGE RECREATION CENTER 350 Waring Road
- EMPIRE STATE UNIVERSITY 680 Westfall Road (ASL interpreter at site)
- ST. THEODORE’S CHURCH 168 Spencerport Road
- NORTH GREECE ROAD CHURCH OF CHRIST 1039 North Greece Road
- HENRIETTA PUBLIC LIBRARY 625 Calkins Road (ASL interpreter at site)
- IRONDEQUOIT COMMUNITY CENTER 450 Skyview Centre Parkway, Suite 200
- HOLY SPIRIT CHURCH 1355 Hatch Road
- PERINTON SQUARE MALL 6720 Pittsford Palmyra Road
- SWEDEN CLARKSON COMMUNITY CENTER 4927 Lake Road
- WEBSTER LIBRARY 980 Ridge Road
Monroe County says just over 7,600 people have turned out for early voting through Monday, the first three days of early voting.
Who’s on my ballot this year in Monroe County?
Some key contested races this year include county executive, state supreme court, and family court. There are also some uncontested races such as district attorney, along with several county legislature seats and town leadership races. You can see a full list of candidates from the Monroe County Board of Elections website here. Here’s a list of the county-wide races:
County executive race: Mark Assini (Republican and Conservative) is challenging incumbent County Executive Adam Bello (Democrat and Working Families). The two candidates faced off in an hour-long debate on tax rates, spending, and public safety. You can see a recap of the debate here.
District attorney: District Attorney Sandra Doorley (Republican and Conservative) is running uncontested. For the first time in 30 years, the Democratic Party doesn’t have a candidate for District Attorney. Read more here.
State Supreme Court (pick two): This year’s candidates are Alex Renzi (Republican and Conservative), Margot Garant (Democrat), and Joe Waldorf (Republican and Conservative). Renzi is from Pittsford and Waldorf from Webster but Margot Garant lives in Long Island. Read about how a Long Island resident got on a local ballot here.
Family Court (pick two): This year’s candidates are Maria Cubillos-Reed (Democrat and Working Families), Maroun Ajaka (Democrat and Working Families), Kristine Demo-Vazquez (Republican and Conservative), and Dandrea Ruhlmann (Republican and Conservative).
What races are there in the City of Rochester?
Some key races for city residents include Rochester City Court, four of the Rochester City Council districts, and commissioner of schools.
Rochester City Court (pick two): Constance Patterson (Democrat), Jack Elliot (Democrat and Working Families), Campbell Roth (Working Families).
Rochester City Council:
- East District: Council Member Mary Lupien (Democrat and Working Families) is running unopposed
- Northeast District: Chiara “Kee-Kee” Smith (Working Families) is challenging Council Member Michael Patterson (Democrat and Working Families)
- Northwest District: Bridget Monroe (Democrat) is running unopposed
- South District: Barbara Rivera (Working Families) is challenging Council Member LaShay Harris (Democrat)
Commissioner of Schools (pick four): Amy Maloy (Democrat and Working Families), Beatriz LeBron (Democrat and Working Families), Isaiah Santiago (Democrat and Working Families), Jacqueline D. Griffin (Democrat), Ricardo Adams (Working Families).
What are the propositions this year?
The two statewide propositions this year both deal with debt limits. Voting in favor of the first proposition would remove the special debt limit for small city school districts, defined by a city with less than 125,000 people. Voting in favor of the second proposition would remove the constitutional debt limits for constructing sewage facilities. You can read the full propositions here.