ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Tuesday is primary day for voters. Early voting wrapped up in Monroe County on Sunday.
Polls are open from 6 a.m. - 9 p.m. Tuesday.
It's important to do some homework before heading out to vote and check your status. That means making sure that your polling location hasn't changed, your home address is updated, and you're part of a political party.
If you aren't assigned to the Democratic or Republican political party then you cannot vote in the primary election.
You can also check your information through the Spectrum News 1 Voter Guide.
More than 6,000 voters came out to vote early throughout Monroe County. The county also received 3,000 absentee ballots by the weekend. That's out of a total of 7,000 that were sent out.
This year the law for absentee ballots changed. People who applied for an absentee ballot but later decide to vote in person on Tuesday can only vote with an affidavit ballot. It should speed up the results.
"The opportunity to be able to change your mind really would have to go away because we've already opened and started canvassing some of those ballots we really have to be very careful in terms of then who can then vote on the machine," said Jackie Ortiz, Democratic commissioner for the Monroe County Board of Elections. "In the past that two-week window allowed us to do the research to say who may have changed their mind that we can see you voted on the machine and therefore we would pull your absentee. But us now opening them and having scanned them, that luxury of us having the time to do that research has gone away."
Ortiz says this change is meant to ensure election integrity.
Election results should be in by the end of the night Tuesday soon after the polls close.