Important information for voting in the general election for federal, state, and local offices
Polls are open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 6
Absentee ballot deadline is today: Oct 30 – last day to postmark an absentee ballot application
You will be casting TWO votes for Democratic Congressional candidate Joe Morelle
There are TWO elections for our Congressional representative, divided into two columns on your ballot. You will cast one vote for the two-year Congressional term beginning in January 2019 and one vote to complete the unexpired term of former Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, beginning immediately. The Democratic candidate is Joe Morelle. If you want Mr. Morelle to fill both Louise Slaughter’s unexpired term AND fill the two-year term beginning in January, you must vote for him in BOTH COLUMNS.
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?
- Andrew Cuomo (Governor)
- Kathy Hochul (Lieutenant Governor)
- Tish James (Attorney General)
- Thomas DiNapoli (Comptroller)
- Christopher Ciaccio (Supreme Court Judge)
- Patricia Gallaher (Supreme Court Judge)
Mr. Ciaccio and Ms. Gallaher are not running against each other as there are two openings on the Supreme Court so you may vote for both candidates.
Local level (including representatives to the New York State Senate and the Assembly)
Ms. Reid and Ms. Shepard are not running against each other as there are two openings on the Family Court so you may vote for both candidates.
Other candidates will vary depending on where you live. Click here to check your ballot.
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 or click on the live links above.
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