• 2020 NYS Supreme Court Candidates

    On Thursday, August 6th, the Monroe County Democratic Committee hosted an outdoor judicial convention (using social distancing guidelines when possible, mask wearing and proper sanitization) and nominated 4 candidates to run for NYS Supreme Court in November’s General Election. The candidates are as follows: 

    1.) Judge Stephen Lindley

    2.) Julie Cianca

    3.) Gino Nitti

    4.) William (Bill) Gargan

    (From Left to Right: Judge Stephen Lindley, Gino Nitti, Julie Cianca and William (Bill) Gargan)

    Congratulations to each of the candidates- now lets get ready for November!

    (Below: the outdoor floor of the Judicial Convention!

  • 2020 Judicial Convention

    This year’s Judicial District Convention in and for the 7th Judicial District will be held on Thursday, August 6th at 6 pm. The Convention will be held at Genesee Valley Park in the Roundhouse Pavilion (1000 E. River Rd. Rochester, NY 14623). 

    Below, please find the official notice from Chairman Jay Jacobs of the New York State Democratic Committee: 

  • Special Meeting Election Results

    With all ballots counted and tallied from the July 25, 2020 MCDC Special Meeting, Jackie Ortiz has been selected as the Monroe County Democratic Committee’s recommended candidate for the position of Democratic Board of Elections Commissioner. 

    With 704 total ballots cast in the July 25th MCDC Special Meeting, the results are as follows: 

    Candidate: Jackie Ortiz

    Voting Weight Received: 27,838.0

    Candidate: Maureen Dauphine

    Voting Weight Received: 3,440.70

    Candidate: Andrá Mitchell-Harlee

    Voting Weight Received: 672.50

  • Election Day Info

    This year’s Primary Election is now one day away (TOMORROW!) on Tuesday, June 23rd! Here’s all you need to know to effectively cast your vote on Election Day:

    • First, please remember that due to COVID-19 polling sites have been condensed, and the location where you are voting may have changed. You can visit the Board of Elections website to find your Election Day polling location at this link: monroecounty.gov/etc/voter
    •  Next, make sure that if you are planning to vote by absentee, that your ballot is POSTMARKED BY JUNE 23rd. If you haven’t received your absentee ballots in the mail yet (2 ballots total, or 3 if you live in NY 27) then you should plan to cast your vote in person on Election Day.
    • Lastly, if you have any remaining questions about voting, please call our Get Out The Vote (GOTV) Voter Hotline at (585) 434-1620 for questions, court orders or if you need a ride to your polling place. Remember that if you are rejected at your polling place, you have the right to request a provisional ballot and a receipt for it. This is protected by Federal law.

    Your vote is important, and we’ll do all we can to make sure yours counts! When you’re out voting, remember to wear your mask and use safe social distancing whenever possible. Happy voting!

  • Voting: June 23rd Primary and Special Election

    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: 



    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. 


    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 info@monroedemocrats.com. You can also call the Monroe County Board of Elections at (585) 753-1550.

  • MCDC Offices Closed

    Dear Friends, 

    In light of the unfolding COVID-19 situation across Monroe County and the globe, the MCDC Offices will be closed until further notice. Please reach out to info@monroedemocrats.com with any questions or concerns.

    Thank you all for your understanding- stay safe and healthy. 

  • Join the Bylaws Committee


    UPDATE: The Committee Is No Longer Accepting Applications

    As requested during the February 20, 2020 (02/20/2020) MCDC Executive Committee meeting, we are sharing with you basic expectations of time and work commitment for volunteers who are current members or wish to join the committee:

    • Meet monthly (or twice a month as needed) at MCDC Headquarters
    • Time Frame: 6 pm – 8 pm (or abbreviated as agreed upon by consensus)
    • Read and become generally familiar with the current document (copies will be available at the 04/15/20 meeting)
    • Be prepared to contribute with discussion, ideas and actions applicable to the committee’s guiding purpose of studying, revising (drafting) and presenting pertinent amendments to our bylaws for consideration before the Executive Committee

    We are now accepting nominations for new members on our Bylaws Committee. Please complete the nomination form provided through the link here or below and submit it by Friday, March 13th in order to be considered. Our next meeting is scheduled for April 15th, 2020.

    Thank you all for your willingness and commitment to continuing serving our party.

    MCDC Bylaws Nomination Form


    County Committee Members:

    We will hold our Special County Committee Meeting for the 136th Assembly District on Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 at Laborers’ International Union, 20 4th St, Rochester, NY 14609.

    The meeting will be called to order at 6:00pm and credentialing will begin at 5:30pm for committee members. Please allow yourself enough time to sign in.

    The meeting is being held to elect a representative for the 136th Assembly District special election. If you have any questions about the committee meeting, please contact Austin Wolcott at 585.232.2410.

    PROXY: Please print and complete the form below if you cannot attend the county committee meeting on February 18th. Proxies can be carried by a registered democrat but only one proxy per person.

    136 Special Proxy