Absentee ballot counting begins Monday across New York State

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Board of Election workers across New York are counting absentee ballots on Monday.

More than 1.5 million ballots have been returned statewide. Monroe County workers have over 100,000 ballots to count.

“It is an exciting day,” said Monroe County Democratic Elections Commissioner Jackie Ortiz. “It’s been a long time coming. You spend months on getting prepared, and processing all the applications and finally the culmination of all your work with the opening of all the absentees, and we’re making really good progress today.”

“There’s a lot of interest,” Monroe County Republican Elections Commissioner Lisa Nicolay said. “We have candidates, and attorneys, and political operatives kind of watching the process. They do have the ability to object to a ballot if they choose to. We haven’t had to many of that. The energy is good. The staff is tired, they’ve been working a lot of long, hard days. “

News 8 WROC will share results as they come in.

MORE | Counting for Monroe County absentee ballots on track for Monday as local races await results

Check back with News 8 WROC as we continue to update this developing story.

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