Online tools for voters
Vote early - Starts June 26 for the Aug. 11 Primary
Request a vote-by-mail absentee ballot - do this anytime for August or November
Track the status of your mail ballot - from the point the request for a mail ballot is received until it is tabulated
Check your registration status - not sure if you're registered? check here
Register to vote - register for the first time or update your registration here in minutes
See a list of Election Day polling places in the City of Rochester - to be updated June 29
Vote on Election Day
Voting is as easy as three simple steps.
Step 1: Register
Step 2: Learn
Access your personalized sample ballot for each election event beginning 46 days before each election to see exactly what your ballot looks like before you go to vote.
Step 3: Vote
Voters have three choices for how to cast a ballot:
- By mail - starts 46 days before each election
- Early in-person at a designated absentee voting location - starts 46 days before each election, with additional locations in 2020 in the final 7 days before each election
- At your assigned polling place on Election Day
Election judges are always needed to help serve voters in the polls on Election Day. Consider applying today! Sign up now to let us know if you are interested in helping in elections in 2020.
If you will be 16 or 17 in 2020, you can sign up to be a student election judge and help your friends and neighbors cast their ballots.
Filing for office for candidates in 2020 occurred from May 19 through June 2, 2020. The Rochester City Clerk's Office is the filing office for all city offices (city council members for wards 2, 4, and 6 as well as the councilmember-at-large.) The City Clerk's Office also accepted filings for school board directors in 2020.
Candidate Filing Packets: includes state and local information about campaign guidelines and required campaign finance reports.
See current lists of who has filed for local office on the City Candidates section of this website.