Voters in Rochester and many Monroe County towns head to the polls today to choose candidates to compete in November’s election.
Primaries can have a major impact on which candidate will ultimately be successful, but they typically generate mild voter turnout.
Voters registered in a political party are eligible to vote in that party’s primaries, though not all parties have primaries and they are not going on in every town.
City Democrats will choose among eight candidates for school board. Democratic primaries are also being held for City Council in the south and northwest and in two city County Legislature districts.
Polls are open from noon to 9 p.m. Monroe County voters can check their polling place and whether they have a primary to vote in by going to monroecounty.gov/elections.