Monroe County early voting: 20% of votes cast in early voting, 38% including absentee

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — The Monroe County Board of Elections said 38% of voters in the county have now voted using early voting or by mailing absentee ballots.

On the last day of early voting, Sunday, 10,956 votes were cast. The total votes cast during the nine days of early voting is 105,733 — or 20% of registered voters.

“This phenomenal result is reflective of the determination and energy of the voters demonstrated this General Election,” BOE officials said in a statement.

Absentee ballots continue to arrive daily and on Sunday, a total of 136,462 ballots sent, with 92,833 ballots received or 68%.  Voters can check the status of whether their ballot has been received by the Board of Elections by utilizing our online voter lookup located here.

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“The enthusiasm and participation of the voters in Monroe County fueled the Board of Elections efforts to continue to meet and exceed the necessary staffing, processing, protocols and safeguards, to make certain our voters could comfortably, quickly, and confidently vote safely and know their ballots would be secure,” said Democratic Commissioner Jackie Ortiz in a statement. “We are grateful for the opportunity to serve our voting public, and are thrilled at the outpouring of support and participation in this first ever Presidential Election Early Voting cycle.”

Perinton Square Mall was the most popular early voting site, with 12,063 of all early ballots cast there. North Greece Road Church of Christ is No. 2 with 11,765 and Irondequoit Public Library, No. 3 with 11,688.

For the last presidential cycle in 2016, Monroe County officials reported a voter turnout of 75.98%, with 351,008 votes cast compared to 461,975 registered voters at the time.

On Tuesday, Election Day, polls will be open from 6 a.m. through 9 p.m., Voters will vote in their home polling site location which can be found online here.

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