Online tools for voters:
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 any of the three 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 will occur from May 19 through June 2, 2020. The Rochester City Clerk's Office is the filing office for all city offices (mayor and city council.)
Candidate Filing Packets: includes information about campaign guidelines and required campaign finance reports - will be updated for 2020.
Voter Resources to Download