Monroe County Board of Elections

The Monroe County Board of Elections released the vote count of absentee and affidavit ballots on Tuesday night. Added to the machine totals from election night on Nov. 3, some races did see leads evaporate.

Jen Lunsford, the Democratic challenger for the 135th Assembly District seat, narrowly defeated the Republican incumbent, Mark Johns, by 684 votes, according to the unofficial results released Tuesday.

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The Monroe County Board of Elections at 10 a.m. Monday began counting the more than 103,000 mail-in ballots it received in recent weeks. Those votes will determine the outcome in several highly contested races, and officials expect the counting to take all week.

Perhaps the closest of the bunch is the contest for the 56th State Senate District. At the end of early and Election Day voting, Democrat Jeremy Cooney led Republican Mike Barry 46,469 to 45,587, or 50.3% of the vote to 49.4%.

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Voter turnout in Monroe County was just shy of 74% as of 8 p.m., according to the county Board of Elections, a figure that would put the county on pace to eclipse the highest general election turnout in many years but fall short of the record.

County elections officials issued the following numbers:

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Early voting ended on Sunday in New York state with record-setting early voting numbers in Monroe County. The Board of Elections says 10,956 voters cast ballots across the county Sunday, a new daily record.

This is the second year for early voting in New York and the first presidential election where early voting is available.

Altogether, since early voting began Saturday, Oct. 24, 105,733 ballots were cast in early voting, which represents 20% of registered voters in the county.

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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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It was another day of very busy early voting on Wednesday at the dozen sites available in Monroe County.

Board of Elections officials say that 12,559 voters cast ballots on Wednesday. Combined with the turnout since Saturday, when early voting started, the early vote has now totaled 10% of the total amount of voters in Monroe County.

Early voting continues through Sunday, Nov. 1 (a list of polling places and times is below), in advance of the general election which is Tuesday, Nov. 3.

The Monroe County Board of Elections reported another record turnout for early voting Tuesday.

Officials said that 14,122 voters cast ballots, which is 8% of the total number of registered voters.

“Voters continue to amaze and impress us with their level of participation and enthusiasm during Early Voting," said Democratic Elections Commissioner Jackie Ortiz. "We continue to encourage all voters to take advantage of the convenience Early Voting provides to all voters, especially now during this pandemic."

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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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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.