• Petitioning Events 2021

  • MONROE COUNTY DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE 2021 DESIGNATING CONVENTION RESULTS

    (February 8, 2021) – This past weekend concluded the MCDC Designation process with our 2021 Convention, hosted via zoom and streamed live to our Facebook page. 

    This Convention concluded a 75 day process where we worked to fill the over 150 local positions up this year across Monroe County. The process allows the over 1800 elected democeratic committee members to vote on our endorsed candidates. This process included 38 meetings across all our towns and the City of Rochester – including over 104 hours of meetings, forums, or votes and over 1144 people participating. 

    There are multiple rounds of voting possible. Round one is a report of all individual committee votes, reported by the leader of the committee. Any candidate which receives 50% on this ballot will be considered designated by MCDC. Should a position not have a candidate reach 50%, a second round will be held where leaders will cast a vote on behalf of their entire committee. The vote they cast here is fully at the discretion of the leader. Should a candidate still not reach 50%, rounds of voting from the leaders will continue until one does. 

     

    MCDC Designated Candidates

    Monroe County

    Monroe County Sheriff

    Todd Baxter – 99.02% of the vote, first ballot. 

     

    Monroe County Court

    Caroline Morrison – 80.38% of the vote, first ballot

    Julie Cianca – 78.52% of the vote, first ballot.

    Doug Randall – 55.14% of the vote, first ballot.

     

    Monroe County Legislature District 3

    Marvin Stepherson – 100% of the vote, first ballot.

     

    Monroe County Legislature District 4

    Miriam Rivera – 100% of the vote, first ballot.

     

    Monroe County Legislature District 5

    Terry Daniele – 100% of the vote, first ballot.

     

    Monroe County Legislature District 6

    Miles Cunning – 100% of the vote, first ballot.

     

    Monroe County Legislature District 7

    Brian Gravelle – 100% of the vote, first ballot.

     

    Monroe County Legislature District 8

    Megan Thompson – 100% of the vote, first ballot.

     

    Monroe County Legislature District 9

    Mel Callan – 100% of the vote, first ballot.

     

    Monroe County Legislature District 10 

    Howard Maffucci – 100% of the vote, first ballot.

     

    Monroe County Legislature District 11 

    Josh Foladare – 100% of the vote, first ballot.

     

    Monroe County Legislature District 12

    William Wu – 100% of the vote, first ballot.

     

    Monroe County Legislature District 13

    Michael Yudelson – 100% of the vote, first ballot.

     

    Monroe County Legislature District 14

    Sue Hughes-Smith – 81.70% of the vote, first ballot.

     

    Monroe County Legislature District 15

    Sasha DiMaria – 100% of the vote, first ballot.

     

    Monroe County Legislature District 16

    David Long – 100% of the vote, first ballot.

     

    Monroe County Legislature District 17

    Maria Vecchio-Nicchitta – 100% of the vote, first ballot.

     

    Monroe County Legislature District 18

    John Baynes – 100% of the vote, first ballot.

     

    Monroe County Legislature District 19

    Sherita Traywick – 100% of the vote, first ballot.

     

    Monroe County Legislature District 20

    Jamie Erskine-Pettit – 72.96% of the vote, first ballot.

     

    Monroe County Legislature District 21

    Rachel Barnhart – 100% of the vote, first ballot.

     

    Monroe County Legislature District 22

    Vincent Felder – 100% of the vote, first ballot.

     

    Monroe County Legislature District 23

    Linda Hasman – 100% of the vote, first ballot.

     

    Monroe County Legislature District 24

    Albert Blankley – 92.99% of the vote, second ballot ballot.

     

    Monroe County Legislature District 25

    Kenneth Mohammed Smith – 69.23% of the vote, first ballot.

     

    Monroe County Legislature District 26

    Yversha Roman – 100% of the vote, first ballot.

     

    Monroe County Legislature District 27

    Sabrina LaMar – 100% of the vote, first ballot.

     

    Monroe County Legislature District 28

    Frank Keophetlasy – 100% of the vote, first ballot.

     

    Monroe County Legislature District 29

    Ernest Flagler-Mitchell – 100% of the vote, first ballot.

     

    City of Rochester

    Rochester Mayor

    Lovely Warren – 62.51% of the vote, first ballot.

     

    Rochester City Council:

    Mitch Gruber – 66.48% of the vote, first ballot.

    Willie J Lightfoot – 62.61% of the vote, first ballot.

    Miguel Melendez – 59.73% of the vote, first ballot.

    Kim Smith – 92.74% of the vote, second ballot.

    Patricia Williams-McGahee – 52.51% of the vote, second ballot.

     

    Rochester City School Board

    Cynthia Elliot – 50.47% of the vote, first ballot.

    Joshua Bauroth – 50.36% of the vote, first ballot.

    Dr. Desjamebra (DJ) Robinson – 52.51% of the vote, second ballot. 

     

    Brighton

    Bill W Moehle for Town Supervisor 

    Dan Aman for Town Clerk 

    Christine Corrado and Robin Wilt for Town Council

     

    Chili

    Chelsea O’Brien for Supervisor 

    Gavin Barry and Gwendolyn Clifton for Town Council

     

    Clarkson

    William Fine for Town Supervisor

    Sheldon Meyers and Joseph Prohaska for Town Council

     

    East Rochester

    Lafayette Eaton and Mark McDermott for Village Trustee 

     

    Gates 

    Theresa May for Town Council

     

    Greece 

    Jim Leary for Town Supervisor

     Bridget O’Toole for Town Justice

    Rummella Cameron for Town Council Ward 1

    Jenna Curcio for Town Council Ward 2

    Scott Farina for Town Council Ward 3

    Jessica Vacchetto for Town Council Ward 4

     

    Hamlin

    Elizabeth Maxwell for Town Council

     

    Henrietta

    Steven Schultz for Town Supervisor

    Robert Barley and Michael Stafford for Town Council

     

    Irondequoit

    Joseph Morelle Jr. for Town Supervisor

    Joe Genier and Joe Valentino for Town Justice

    Kimie Romeo and Peter Wehner for Town Council

     

    Mendon

    John Stern for Town Justice

    Jeff Clark and David Cook for Town Council

     

    Ogden

    Crystal Benjamin-Bafford for Town Council

     

    Penfield

    Meghan Callan for Supervisor

    Stephanie Tischler for town Justice

    Joseph Doran and Sarah Timmerman for Town Council

     

    Perinton

    Charles Steinman for Town Justice

    Steve Flemming and Jeremy Jordan for Town Council

     

    Pittsford

    Kendra Evans for Town Supervisor

    Scott Green for Town Justice

    Pearl Brunt and Stephanie Townsend for Town Council

     

    Rush

    Gerald Kusse for Town Supervisor

    Daniel Chase and Jeanne Morelli for Town Council

     

    Sweden

    Jessica Diaz for Town Justice

    Karen LoBracco for Town Council

     

    Webster

    Danielle Palermo-Jimenez for Town Supervisor

    Jeffrey Taylor for Town Justice

    Virginia Contestable and Ashley Teague for Town Council

  • Political Calendar 2021

    See Calendar/Events Page for Local Town and City Designation Meetings 

    Click to access 2021PoliticalCalendar.pdf

    Change of Party Enrollment Date: February 14th for the Primary and June 28th for the General

    Designation Period: Start signing petitions on March 2nd

    Dates for Filing Designation Petitions: March 22nd – March 25th

     

    Deadline to Register to Vote for Primary Election: May 28th (Postmarked or Dropped off)

    Deadline for Change of Address: June 2nd

    Deadline to Apply for Primary Election Absentee Ballot: June 15th (Postmarked)

    Deadline to Apply for Primary Election Absentee Ballot: June 21st (In Person)

    Primary Early Voting: June 12th-June 20th 

    Deadline to Vote Using Absentee Ballots in the Primary Election: June 22nd (Postmarked or Dropped off)

    Absentee Ballots can be Dropped off Day Of

    Primary Election: June 22nd 

     

    Deadline to Register for General Election: October 8th (Postmarked of Dropped off)

    Deadline for Change of Address: October 13th

    General Election Early Voting October 23rd-31st

    Deadline to Apply for a General Election Absentee Ballot: October 26th (Postmarked)

    Deadline to Apply for a General Election Absentee Ballot: November 1st (In Person)

    Last Day to Postmark General Election Ballot: November 2nd (Must be received by November 9th)

    Absentee Ballots can be Dropped off Day Of

    General Election: November 2nd

     

    Military Voting Primary: 

    Last Day for BOE to Recieve an Absentee Ballot Application for the Primary IF NOT PREVIOUSLY REGISTERED: May 28th 

    Last Day for BOE to Recieve an Absentee Ballot Application for the Primary IF PREVIOUSLY REGISTERED: June 15th 

    Last Day to Deliver an Absentee Ballot Application  to the BOE for the Primary IF PREVIOUSLY REGISTERED: June 21st 

    Last Day to Postmark a ballot for the Primary: June 22nd (Must be received by June 29th)

     

    Miliary Voting General: 

    Last Day for BOE to Recieve an Absentee Ballot Application for a Special Federal Ballot for the General IF NOT PREVIOUSLY REGISTERED: October 8th

    Last Day for BOE to Recieve a Military Absentee Ballot Application for the General IF NOT PREVIOUSLY REGISTERED: October 23rd

    Last Day for BOE to Recieve for a Military/Special Federal Absentee Ballot Application for the General IF PREVIOUSLY REGISTERED: October 26th 

    Last Day to Deliver an Absentee Ballot Application  to the BOE for the General IF PREVIOUSLY REGISTERED: November 1st 

    Last Day to Postmark a ballot for the General: November 2nd (Must be received by November 15th)

  • 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: 

     

    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. 

     

    EARLY VOTING

    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 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

    Bylaws

    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