As the Primary and Special Election approaches on Tuesday, June 23rd, there are some very important dates to be prepared for. Below, we’ve broken them down into sections of what to pay attention to:
ABSENTEE VOTING FOR NYS PRIMARY ELECTION
1.) June 16th (6/16/20) – Last day to postmark an APPLICATION for a ballot
- Every registered voter in NYS was sent an absentee ballot application in the mail with postage paid. You must either have the application filled out and mailed in to the Monroe County Board of Elections or have filled out an online application (link to the online application here) no later than June 16th (6/16/20) in order to receive an absentee ballot for the June 23rd Primary Election
- Once again, when filling out the online application or paper application, follow the instructions at the top of the page, and begin the application by checking the box for “temporary illness.”
- You will receive two ballots within days for the local primary and presidential election. If you live in the 27th Congressional District, you should receive three ballots to include the special congressional election.
2.) June 23rd (6/22/20) – Last day to postmark your absentee BALLOT
- Your absentee ballot must be postmarked by June 22nd in order for your vote to count. Don’t miss this deadline if you want your voice to be heard!
3.) June 23rd (6/23/20)- Last day to deliver your absentee ballot in person to the Monroe County Board of Elections
- While the easiest way to send in your vote is by mail, you can call ahead to the Board of Elections and schedule a time to turn in your absentee ballot in person. Check their website here (monroecounty.gov/elections) as this date approaches for their hours and times of operation.
If you prefer to vote early in-person for the Primary Election, this year there will be 12 locations across Monroe County starting on Saturday, June 13th (6/13/20) and running until Sunday, June 21st (06/21/20).
The locations are as follows:
1.) City of Rochester Recreation Bureau – 57 St. Paul St., 2nd Floor, Rochester, NY 14604
2.) David F. Gantt Community Center – 700 North St., Rochester, NY 14605
3.) Arnett Branch Library – 310 Arnett Blvd., Rochester, NY 14619
4.) City of Rochester Water Department – 10 Felix St., Rochester, NY 14608
5.) SUNY Empire State College – 680 Westfall Rd., Rochester, NY 14620
6.) North Greece Road Church of Christ – 1039 N. Greece Rd., Rochester, NY 14626
7.) Marketplace Mall, North Entrance – 1 Miracle Mile Dr., Rochester, NY 14623
8.) Irondequoit Public Library – 1290 Titus Ave., Rochester, NY 14617
9.) Dolomite Lodge at Veterans Memorial Park – 1628 Jackson Rd., Penfield, NY 14526
10.) Perinton Square Mall – 6720 Pittsford Palmyra Rd., Fairport, NY 14450
11.) Lodge at Sweden Town Park – 4761 Redman Rd., Brockport, NY 14420
12.) Webster Recreation Center – 1350 Chiyoda Dr., Webster, NY 14580
The dates and times you will be able to vote early at these sites are as follows:
- Saturday, June 13 9:00 am-3:00 pm
- Sunday, June 14 10:00 am-6:00 pm
- Monday, June 15 9:00 am-6:00 pm
- Tuesday, June 16 11:00 am-8:00 pm
- Wednesday, June 17 9:00 am-6:00 pm
- Thursday, June 18 11:00 am-8:00 pm
- Friday, June 19 9:00 am-6:00 pm
- Saturday, June 20 9:00 am-3:00 pm
- Sunday, June 21 9:00 am-2:00 pm
REMINDER: remember while you’re out voting that there are TWO separate elections you’re voting in this year: the local primary plus the presidential primary. If you live in NY 27, that also means you’re voting in THREE separate elections this year with the Congressional Special Election.
Traditionally, the presidential primary is held separately from the local primaries, this means that you would only be casting one ballot at a time on a normal year. Because the presidential primary was moved from April to June, we are now voting in both at the same time.
There is signage within the polling centers to help with this and the staff can answer any questions you have! So, remember to sign in twice, at two separate tables- and if you’re in NY 27, you’ll sign in 3 times.
If you voted already and didn’t cast all of your ballots, you can return to the polling site and cast your other ballots still.
ELECTION DAY VOTING
Keep your eye out for any information mailed to you from the Monroe County Board of Elections as there condensed polling locations for Primary Election Day on Tuesday, June 23rd. To find the polling site where you’re registered to vote on Election Day, visit: monroecounty.gov/etc/voter/
If you have any questions or concerns, please call our Voter Hotline at (585) 434-1620 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call the Monroe County Board of Elections at (585) 753-1550.