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Early Voting Times and Locations for November 2022 General Election

10/29/2022 Saturday, 9:00:00 AM – 5:00:00 PM

10/30/2022 Sunday, 9:00:00 AM – 5:00:00 PM

10/31/2022 Monday, 9:00:00 AM – 5:00:00 PM

11/01/2022 Tuesday, 11:00:00 AM – 8:00:00 PM

11/02/2022 Wednesday, 9:00:00 AM – 5:00:00 PM

11/03/2022 Thursday, 11:00:00 AM – 8:00:00 PM

11/04/2022 Friday, 9:00:00 AM – 5:00:00 PM

11/05/2022 Saturday, 9:00:00 AM – 5:00:00 PM

11/06/2022 Sunday, 9:00:00 AM – 5:00:00 PM

DAVID F GANTT COMMUNITY CENTER 700 North St, Rochester NY 14605

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB 500 Genesee St, Rochester NY 14611

SIBLEY SQUARE 250 E Main St, Rochester NY 14604

EDGERTON RECREATION CENTER 41 Backus St, Rochester NY 14608


SUNY EMPIRE STATE COLLEGE 680 Westfall Rd, Rochester NY 14620 (ASL Interpreter at site)

ST THEODORES CHURCH 168 Spencerport Rd, Rochester NY 14606

NORTH GREECE ROAD CHURCH OF CHRIST 1039 N Greece Rd, Rochester NY 14626

HENRIETTA PUBLIC LIBRARY 625 Calkins Rd, Rochester NY 14623 (ASL Interpreter at site)

IRONDEQUOIT PUBLIC LIBRARY 1290 Titus Ave, Rochester NY 14617

PENFIELD DOLOMITE LODGE 1628 Jackson Rd, Penfield NY 14526

PERINTON SQUARE MALL 6720 Pittsford Palmyra Rd, Fairport NY 14450


WEBSTER LIBRARY 980 Ridge Rd, Webster NY 14580




Contact: Mare Millow, Communications Director,, 585.200.2074

(Rochester, NY) – In accordance with Monroe County Democratic Committee (MCDC) Bylaws and New York State Election Law, the Monroe County Democratic Committee has concluded its biennial election of countywide and local committee officers, electing Stephen DeVay as the Party’s Chairperson and several new leaders for City and Town committees.

MCDC’s reorganization process allows its more than 1,700 elected members on 29 City Legislative District and Town committees to vote for the county Party’s Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer, the Monroe County Board of Elections (BOE) Democratic Commissioner, and each local committee’s leadership team. Throughout New York State, Democratic committees reorganize during even-numbered calendar years, beginning in March, when members petition to serve.

The following candidates for executive office ran unopposed as The New Democratic Monroe, a slate of returning leaders who are committed to building a stronger, democratic, Monroe County:

  • Stephen DeVay (former MCDC Executive Vice Chair, 2020 – 2022), elected Chair
  • Anthony Plonczynski-Figueroa, appointed Executive Vice Chair
  • Ebony Dukes-Wilcox, re-elected Secretary
  • Beatriz LeBron, re-elected Treasurer
  • Jacklyn Ortiz, re-elected Monroe County BOE Democratic Commissioner

“I am humbled and honored to become the next Chairperson of the Monroe County Democratic Committee – and with that the next person to lead the fight for Democratic values and support for our candidates – as we fight for the soul of our county and our country,” said DeVay. “My top priority today is getting Democrats elected to local, state, and federal offices on November 8. But in seeking this office, I also assured my colleagues that I would continue the work we have already begun to unify the Party behind Democratic values and candidates, and to build a proudly Democratic political movement across Monroe County. I am excited to work with committee members and leadership teams from throughout the county – as well as our elected officials – to accomplish this and the other goals we have set for the next few years.

“I also want to congratulate the leaders and officers who were elected to our City and Town Democratic committees countywide. As a former committee leader myself, I know first hand how thankless these roles can be, and I want to be the first to congratulate you and thank you for taking on these important responsibilities.”

MCDC 2022-2024 Town Democratic Committee Leaders

Brighton: Barbara Moehle

Chili: Chelsea O’Brien*

Clarkson: Michelle Spagnola

East Rochester: Lafayette Eaton

Gates: Nick Coffee

Greece: Henrietta Herriott

Hamlin: Steve Klafehn

Henrietta: Mike Stafford*

Irondequoit: Ryan Trevas

Mendon: Terry Daniele*

Ogden: Ellen Robillard*

Parma: Ignatius LaDelfa*

Penfield: Linda Teglash, Mike Lingle

Perinton: Dr. Matthew Brown*

Pittsford: Kendra Evans

Riga: Bonnie Loser*

Paul D. MacAulay Memorial Scholarship FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE

Sponsored by the Mendon Democratic Committee

The Paul D. MacAulay Memorial Scholarship for Social Justice was established in 2018 memory of Mr. MacAulay who, as a public defender and a private attorney, dedicated his career to ensuring that justice does not depend on one’s ability to pay for it. Paul was a highly respected member of the Monroe County legal community whose life and practice reflected his firm belief that justice belonged to us all. The scholarship is offered by the Paul D. MacAulay Scholarship Association which was established by the Mendon Democratic Committee to honor Paul, a long-time Committee member. The $500 scholarship will be awarded to a student of notable character whose winning essay demonstrates a commitment to the values embodied in Paul’s work: “Justice for All.”

Criteria: Senior who believes in social justice and progressive values and who has demonstrated good citizenship and leadership.

Selection Committee

Tim Pryor
Joe Alati
Sandy Rubin
Denise Dickinson
Terry Daniele
Paul Kammermeier

Recipients of Scholarship to Date:

2018-Grace Chlebove

2019-Jack Agar

2020-Madison Sinopoli

2021-Chloe Long

Paul D. MacAulay

We were deeply saddened by the sudden death of Mendon Democratic Committee member, Paul MacAulay, in December, 2016.  Paul was a caring man of conviction who strove to be a thoughtful and open-minded person.  In his honor, the editorial board of the Democrat and Chronicle wrote the following piece entitled, “A true believer in justice for all.”  Please take a moment to read it.  Paul’s obituary is posted beneath as well.  Donations to the scholarship fund in Paul’s name can be made to the Paul D. MacAulay Memorial Scholarship, P.O. Box 186, Honeoye Falls, NY  14472.

a true believer in justice for all

Democrat and Chronicle Editorial Board

Bronze statuette of justice

And justice for all.

How many times have we recited these four words at the end of the Pledge of Allegiance without giving much thought to what they mean? But, fortunately, there are people among us for whom this phrase is a guiding force. Paul D. MacAulay was one of them.

You might not recognize his name, for he was rarely, if ever, in the headlines. He did not want to be, according to several people who knew him. That wasn’t his style. But, MacAulay, who died unexpectedly last week at the age of 69, was a local criminal defense lawyer who quietly spent decades representing — as stated in his obituary — “the most powerless and downtrodden in our community.” As a public defender and a private attorney, MacAulay dedicated much of his career to making sure that justice did not depend on one’s own ability to pay for it. Over the years, MacAulay not only represented many poor defendants himself, he also volunteered in a variety of capacities to focus on improving equality in our criminal justice system — one of Unite Rochester’s leading objectives.

In 2015, Monroe County and the Monroe County Bar Association’s Assigned Counsel Program handled nearly 3,600 homicide, felony and misdemeanor cases involving indigent clients in courts throughout the county. The defendants were charged with the full gamut of offenses: arson, assault, burglary, drug and weapon possession, DWI, gang assaults, robbery, prostitution, stalking, grand larceny, murder. The one thing every single defendant had in common, however, was the guarantee of counsel, deemed by the U.S. Supreme Court as essential to a fair trial. These cases are often very difficult to defend. The circumstances, to be frank, sometimes lead to high emotions and conflict between attorneys, clients and their family members. Some of the crimes they are accused of committing are horrendous. Long hours preparing for court can be met with little or no gratitude. But a number of close colleagues told our Editorial Board that they never saw MacAulay lose his cool, his patience, or his unwavering belief that everyone is entitled to qualified legal representation. He was the first to raise his hand for the tough cases. He was a role model for young attorneys in the public defenders office and beyond. It is fitting that those wishing to honor his memory are being directed by MacAulay’s family to donate to Campaign for Justice, care of the Volunteer Legal Services Project, another initiative striving to provide high quality legal services to poor people in Monroe County. We can all recite the words, “justice for all.” MacAulay brought those words to life.

Paul D. MacAulay

Mendon: December 6, 2016, at age 69, suddenly. Survived by his wife, Jill M. Cicero, and his daughter, Claire MacAulay. Also survived by his sister, Margot MacAulay (Michael Walker); his brother, John MacAulay (Mary Ann); mother-in-law, Isabel Cicero; sisters-in-law, Anne-Marie Allen, Kimberly Austen, Catherine Cicero (William Heinrich) and brothers-in-law, Thomas Cicero (Terri), Paul Cicero, Richard Cicero (Kelly), Robert Cicero (Eugenia) and Jay Cicero (Maureen Mitchell), as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Paul was born in Nova Scotia, lived in Iowa as a small child and moved to Rochester at the age of 9. He remained a city boy at heart for his entire life, although he loved his home and neighbors in the hamlet of Mendon, where he lived from 1992 until his death. He attended Aquinas Institute, St. John Fisher College and the University of Miami Law School. Paul practiced criminal defense law for over forty years, representing the most powerless and downtrodden in our community, and using all his considerable legal skills and passion to preserve their rights and assure they were treated fairly and with dignity. He also gave generously of his time and talent to many local organizations, including serving as Board Chair for the Mendon Public Library, President of the Board for Pre-Trial Services Corporation and multiple terms as Chair of the Criminal Justice Section of the Monroe County Bar Association.

Contributions in Paul’s memory may be made to the Paul D. MacAulay Memorial Scholarship, c/o Mendon Democratic Committee, P.O. Box 186, Honeoye Falls NY, 14472,  Campaign for Justice, c/o Volunteer Legal Services Project, 1 West Main St., 5th Floor, Rochester, NY, 14614, or Mendon Public Library, 22 N Main St, Honeoye Falls, NY, 14472