Early voting wraps up; primary day is Tuesday

Jun 21, 2021

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Early voting wrapped up across New York state on Sunday.

In Monroe County, 9 days of early voting in advance of the June 22 primaries totaled 5,142 voters.

Early voting was not at the same pace as 2020, but that was a presidential election year.

But there are a number of hotly contested Democratic Party primaries this week, including that for mayor between incumbent Lovely Warren, seeking a third term, and City Councilmember Malik Evans.

Republican Commissioner Lisa Nicolay says she was disappointed that more voters did not participate, but she predicts traditional voters will show up on Tuesday. 

“If they are a regular voter, they like to vote on election day. sai Nicolay. "Some people go out to breakfast, some people get a haircut, they have kind of a regular routine of what they do on election day so I am hoping that some of the traditional regular voters all turn out."

At the David F. Gantt Community Center in Rochester on Sunday, Willie Young placed her ballot with her 94-year-old mother Marie Young. Marie said she has appreciated the convenience of early voting but this time around she was split on some of the candidates.

“I love them both. I love Lovely Warren and Malik Evans so I love them both,” Marie said, adding that she is looking forward to Tuesday night’s results.

There are a number of other primaries on Tuesday’s ballot including those for Rochester City Council and school board, and some for the Monroe County Legislature.

Polls on Tuesday will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. WXXI will have results and analysis starting at 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday on AM 1370, FM 107.5, and streaming at wxxinews.org with updates on our Twitter feed.

There will also be updates on WXXI-TV.

You can check out articles about the candidates ahead of time at our media partners at CITY.