In Ontario County, 466 people cast ballots during the first three days of early voting
Early voting began over the weekend, and by the close of Monday 466 voters in Ontario County had cast ballots. Statewide, nearly 50,000 people voted over the weekend as New York for the first time gave voters the option.
New York’s early voting period runs through Sunday, Nov. 3. Election Day is Nov. 5.
In Monroe County, as of Monday 4,200 people had cast ballots. Looking at the total number of early voters for the weekend, of 2,930, a breakdown by party showed 57 percent were registered Democrats, 25 percent were registered Republicans and 12 percent weren't registered to any party. In Ontario County, Board of Elections Republican Commissioner Michael Northrup said a breakdown by party affiliation will be available after early voting is completed on Monday, Nov. 4.
Colleen Anderson, the Democratic election commissioner in Monroe County, said the county has seen a change in enrollment. In the past year, outside the city, Monroe County has 3,116 more registered Democrats and 2,980 fewer registered Republicans. Doug French, the county’s Republican election commissioner, said he had looked at the number of registered voters that turned out, though not a party breakdown of the early voting for the weekend.
In Ontario County, Northrup said Tuesday the county has 73,220 active registered voters. That is more than a 15 percent jump from three years ago, prior to the last presidential election when registered voters numbered 63,500. Though presidential elections traditionally draw the biggest turnout of voters, numerous contested local races in Ontario County this year give voters plenty of reason to cast ballots.
Registered voters in Ontario County can vote at any of these sites during the following dates and times:
— City of Geneva, Geneva Housing Authority Offices, 41 Lewis St., Geneva
— Board of Elections Temporary Office, 3920 County Road 48, Hopewell
— Victor Town Hall, 85 E. Main St., Victor
Tuesday, Oct. 29, noon to 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 30, noon to 8 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 31, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 1, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 2, 9 a.m. t0 2 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 3, noon to 5 p.m.
More information is available at http://www.co.ontario.ny.us/107/Board-of-Elections. For more, visit https://www.voteearlyny.org/
Includes reporting by the Associated Press and Messenger Post news partner News 10NBC