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2020 Monroe County Elections

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Monroe County saw another busy day of early voting on Saturday, the eigth day of early voting in New York state.

A total of 9,947 voters turned out at the 12 early voting sites in the county on Saturday. The total number of early voters is 94,773, which is 18% of the total number of registered voters in Monroe County. Early voting in the state began last year, and this is the first presidential election it has been available.

Early voting continues to set records in Monroe County. The Board of Elections says that on Thursday, the sixth day of early voting in New York state, 14,310 voters cast ballots in Monroe County, the largest one-day total in the county so far.

The total number of voters who have participated in early voting so far represents 13% of all registered voters. Early voting continues on Friday and runs through Sunday (times and polling locations are below).

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Monroe County continues to break new records in early voting, according to information released Sunday night by the county’s Board of Elections. More than 19,000 ballots were cast in the county this weekend.

Nine days of early voting began on Saturday, and county officials say that 9,506 voters cast ballots on Saturday and another 9,501 on Sunday.

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Early voting began in New York state on Saturday, and continues through Nov. 1,  two days before Election Day.

There were long lines when polls opened at 9 a.m.

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There’s been a compromise reached on drop boxes that Monroe County’s Board of Elections will be using to make it more convenient for residents to vote by absentee ballot.

The Monroe County Board of elections said on Wednesday that it is moving ahead with an alternative to two options that were being looked at, which included having either a cardboard box or a metal box.

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Board of Elections officials said Friday that there are 25,000 new voter registrations in Monroe County so far this year.

The new voters mean higher turnout expectations, said Democratic Board Elections Commissioner Jackie Ortiz.

“We anticipate somewhere between 80 and 85%,” Ortiz said.

She said the last presidential election turnout was 76%.