Voter turnout low for Primary Day 2023

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – It’s Primary Day. Nearly 12,000 people have come out to vote, including 3,500 early voters.

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Big races in our area include Monroe County Legislature, Rochester City Council, and Rochester Board of Education. The winners determine who will be on the ballot in November’s general election.

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“We’re seeing a downward trend from presidential, gubernatorial and lower, but we also see that trending in general for voting,” said Lisa Nicolay, Republican commissioner. “Turnout gets lower, lower, lower, presidential higher, and then they kind of drift lower again. So unfortunately we’re not seeing a necessarily larger number of folks turning out with early voting.”

Polls closed at 9 p.m.