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It’s Time to Vote: Important Information for Voting on Tuesday, Nov. 5, in Local and County Races

It’s time to vote in the general election for local and county offices on Tuesday, November 5. Polls are open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Don’t Know if You’re Registered to Vote or Where to Vote?

Use Monroe County’s Online Voter site to find out if you are registered to vote, where you vote, the candidates for which you will be voting (sample ballots are not yet available, but will be soon), to change your voting information (e.g., change your address if you’ve moved), and to request an absentee ballot.

Another great resource is Everything You Need to Know to Vote.

Who are the Democrats on the Ballot?

There are many local races this year, so who’s on your ballot is going to vary depending on where you live. There are many races at the community level as well as at the county level, including County Supervisor. Use the Monroe County Online Voter site to see a sample ballot for your community.

The Monroe County Board of Elections has a complete list of all candidates running in Monroe County in all parties for any elected office.

Where can I get Information about the Candidates?

Most candidates have Web sites where you can learn more about them. Do an Internet search using the candidate’s name to find their Web site.

In addition, a number of non-partisan groups offer candidate information. Examples are:
The League of Women Voters – New York state
The League of Women Voters (Rochester chapter)
Ballotpedia, an encyclopedia of American politics and elections