NYS polling site information inaccurate, local officials say state is aware

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ALBANY, N.Y. (WROC) — For those looking for their polling site, information given on the New York State Board of Elections website could be inaccurate. The Monroe County Elections Commissioner said the state is aware of the issue and is looking into it.

According to a Facebook post from Sen. Rich Funke, the State Board of Elections received an incorrect list of polling places from Monroe County. Funke said he was told the issue should be resolved by Saturday.

“Over the last day multiple errors were found, many from messages to our office. The State Board of Elections got a corrected file from the Monroe County Board of Elections today which should post tomorrow. This SHOULD correct the errors. If it does not, please message me immediately. We cannot allow this election to be marred by errors. Every legitimate vote must count.”

The New York State Board of Elections released the following statement:

Please be advised that the Monroe County Board of Elections inadvertently sent the wrong mapping file for their poll sites.  It has been corrected and will be reflected in the State Voter Lookup tomorrow as it takes a day to update.

But all voters should be aware that local boards of elections are having difficulty finalizing poll sites for the November General Election due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  We are more than two months from the general election and poll sites may continue to change between now and the general election.

Currently, voter information posted on the Monroe County Website is correct.

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