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April 7, 2020 - 11:56am

Press release:

The New York State Elections Commissioner Association, which includes both Genesee County Commissioners, wishes to express our support for Senate Bill #S8015A, which amends election law to further define temporary illness to include the spread or potential spread of a communicable disease during a declared state of emergency.

We support this measure to clarify the temporary illness excuse for absentee ballots under section 8-400 of NYS Election law to include the COVID-19 pandemic and future similar circumstances a valid excuse for requesting an absentee ballot.

Voters should not have to choose between their potential health and their right to cast a ballot. Making this change will allow Boards of Elections the freedom to accept applications for absentee ballots and reduce Election Day population during times of pandemic scares.  

We urge the state legislature to pass this bill in this session to provide assurance to voters who want to use this option during the current health crisis. Adoption of this reform now will allow the voters to use this option during the June primaries and possibly the November General Election of 2020.

In Genesee County, Richard Siebert is the Republican Election Commissioner and Lorie Longhany is the Democratic Election Commissioner.

Genesee County Board of Elections is located in County Building One, 15 Main St., Batavia. Phone is (585) 344-2580, ext. 2207.

March 18, 2020 - 2:08pm
posted by Billie Owens in covid-19, GC Board of Elections, news.

Genesee County Board of Elections
Dick Siebert and Lorie Longhany

Beginning Thursday, March 19, the Genesee County Board of Elections will be closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic for the safety of the voting public.

Voter registration forms for registering to vote or for any of the following -- change of address, name change, party enrollment changes, as well as absentee ballot applications -- can all be accessed on our website here, by phone at (585) 815-7804 during regular business hours, or by email at:   [email protected]

These forms can either be mailed back to us at Genesee County Board of Elections, 15 Main St., Batavia, NY 14020, or placed in the DMV drop box on Court Street at County Building One in the City of Batavia.

October 30, 2019 - 3:50pm

Press release:

Early voting for the Nov. 5 General Election continues through the weekend at County Building 2, located at 3837 W. Main Street Road, in the Town of Batavia.

Early poll hours are:

Today -- Wednesday, Oct. 30th -- now until 8 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 31st -- 12 to 8 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 1st -- 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 2nd -- 12 to 5 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 3rd -- 12 to 5 p.m.

All registered voters from Genesee County can vote early at County Building 2. The Early Voting location is accessible to the disabled.

Please contact the Genesee County Board of Elections at (585) 815-7804 with any questions. www.co.genesee.ny.us

Lorie J. Longhany -- Democratic Commissioner

Richard E. Siebert --  Republican Commissioner

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