The election results in Genesee County were official as of Friday, according to the Board of Elections.

Republican Election Commissioner Richard Siebert said Thursday he hadn’t expected the outcomes of any races to change.

“We do have so many absentee ballots that would have to be counted and verified. There were considerable write-ins,” Siebert said. “In addition to the large amount of absentee ballots that have to be processed, everything here is bipartisan. Every absentee ballot we count is done by a Republican and a Democrat. It takes time.”

There was no need for a recount in any race and no parties asked for one, Siebert said.

”It went extremely well. The only exception that we had a problem was in Le Roy at one of our polling sites (on Nov. 3). They couldn’t find the key to open at 5:30 a.m. There was a delay of a half-hour-plus for people to get in (to vote),” he said.

By the numbers, there were 4,061 absentee ballots to count and about 6,500 people who came in over the nine days of early voting to cast their ballots.

“In addition to that, roughly 19,000 people voted in person Nov. 3. which means almost 30,000 people voted. When you look at the fact that we have 37,000 active voters on our file, that’s about 80 percent of active voters that voted, which is a record,” the election commissioner said. “We had an awful lot of first-time voters this year, more than I’ve ever seen. They told us this was the first time they voted and they needed help because they didn’t know how to do it. “Not just me, but people told our staff ... ‘I’ve not voted before, how do I do it? Help me.’”

Siebert said Board of Elections staff can’t look at a voter’s ballot if the voter asks for help with the process.

“If they say they need help, we take them out to the bulletin board in front. We are not allowed to — and we don’t want to — look at anyone’s ballot,” he said. “I was watching and seeing people who were having trouble.”

Siebert addressed talk of election fraud in general.

“There’s a lot of talk going on right now in other states and other counties about election fraud. I would tell you that I saw no evidence of anything even resembling election fraud in Genesee County,” he said. “We checked all the signatures. All votes were counted. If people cast their vote or sent an absentee in, they were counted.”

Siebert also said he saw reports from President Donald Trump’s administration criticizing Dominion, the manufacturer of the voting machines Genesee County uses, over general “irregularities” and alleging that the machines were unreliable.

“We’ve had these same voting machines for 10 years and they’ve been very reliable. These are the machines we bought when we had to get rid of the old lever machines. We have over 50 of them now,” Siebert said.

Orleans County Republican Deputy Election Commissioner Christine Pask said 2,914 absentee ballots were mailed out and 2,445 were returned. She said absentee ballots did not change the outcomes of any races. There was no need for a recount, she said. The Orleans County Board of Elections posted the official results on its website Thursday.

Genesee County official results:

n PRESIDENT

Donald J. Trump and Michael R. Pence, Republican, Conservative, 18,876

Joseph R. Biden and Kamala D. Harris, Democratic, Working Families, 9,625

Howie Hawkins and Angela Nicole Walker, Green — 109

Jo Jorgensen and Jeremy Cohen, Libertarian, 456

Brock Pierce and Karla Ballard, Independence, 138

Write-in, 13

n CONGRESS

27th Congressional District

Chris Jacobs, Republican, 18,725

Nathan D. McMurray, Democratic, 8,780

Duane J. Whitmer, Libertarian, 553

Write-in, 4

n STATE SUPREME COURT JUSTICE

(8th Judicial District)

Gerald J. Greenan, III, Republican, Conservative, Independence, 17,705

Amy C. Martoche, Democratic, Working Families, 9,602

Write-in, 10

n STATE ASSEMBLY

(139th Assembly District)

Includes Genesee and Orleans counties.

Stephen M. Hawley, Republican, Conservative, Independence, 23,328

Mark E. Glogowski, Libertarian, 2,165

Write-in, 55

n STATE SENATOR (61st Senate District)

(Vote for one.)

Edward A. Rath III, Republican, Conservative, Independence, SAM, 19,761

Jacqualine G. Berger, Democratic, 7,740

Write-in, 12

n COUNTY FAMILY COURT JUDGE

Family Court Judge Thomas D. Williams, Republican, 22,233

Write-in, 66

n SHERIFF

William A. Sheron Jr. Republican, Conservative, Independence, 19,214

David H. Krzemien Democratic, Pro 2nd Amendment, 8,718

Write-in, 24

n COUNTY TREASURER

Scott D. German Republican, Conservative, Independence, 23,419

Write-in, 80

n COUNTY CORONER

(Vote for two.)

Karen A. Lang, Republican, 22,255

Adam L. Palumbo, Republican, 19,621

Write-in, 140

n COUNTY LEGISLATOR

(Unexpired term)

District -1: Chad A. Klotzbach, Republican, 1,874

Write-in, 7

n CITY OF BATAVIA COUNCILPERSON-AT-LARGE

Unexpired term, vote for one.

Jeremy W. Karas Republican, Conservative, 3,174

Samuel V. DiSalvo, Democratic, 2,859

Write-in, 7

n TOWNS

n Alabama Town Council (unexpired term, vote for one): Kevin J. Veazey, Republican, 502; Terry R. Thompson, Democratic, Independence, 354

n Alexander Town Clerk (unexpired term): Shannon E. Tiede, Republican, 1,071; Write-in, 17

n Alexander Town Council (unexpired term): Laura F. Schmieder, Republican, 1,131; Write-in, 8

n Batavia Town Justice: Lisa A. Funke, Republican, 2,569; Write-in, 1

n Bergen Town Justice: Robert G. Swapceinski, Republican, 1,354; Write-in, 7

n Byron Town Justice: Barbara S. Smith, Republican, Independence, 967; Write-in, 2

n Elba Town Justice: Anthony Zambito Jr., Republican, 895; Write-in, 3

n Elba Town Council: Michael P. Augello, Republican, 882; Write-in, 4

n Le Roy Town Council (unexpired term): Ronald B. Pangraz, 1,122; Write-in, 7

n Oakfield Town Justice; Randy T. Baker, Republican, 1,158; Write-in, 1

n Oakfield Town Council (unexpired term): Carol L. Glor, Republican, 1,165; Write-in, 3

n Pavilion Highway Superintendent (unexpired term, vote for one), James D. Cleveland, Republican, Independence, 863; Todd Hackett, Pavilion Roads, 322; Write-in, 1

Orleans County official vote results:

n PRESIDENT

Donald J. Trump and Michael R. Pence, running on Republican and Conservative tickets, 12,126

Joseph R. Biden and Kamala D. Harris, running on Democratic and Working Families tickets, 5,587

Jo Jorgensen and Jeremy Cohen, running on the Libertarian ticket, 313

Brock Pierce and Karla Ballard, running on the Independence ticket, 71

Howie Hawkins and Angela Nicole Walker, running on the Green ticket, 50

Write-in, 7.

n CONGRESS

27th Congressional District

Chris Jacobs, running on the Republican ticket, 11,699

Nathan D. McMurray, running on the Democratic ticket, 5,191

Duane J. Whitmer, running on the Libertarian ticket, 276

Write-in, 3

n STATE SUPREME COURT JUSTICE

(8th Judicial District)

Gerald J. Greenan, III, running on the Republican, Conservative and Independence tickets, 11,094

Amy C. Martoche, running on the Democratic and Working Families tickets, 5,416

Write-in, 3

n STATE SENATOR

62nd District

Robert G. Ortt, Republican, also running on the Conservative and Independence tickets, 14,228

Write-in, 27.

n STATE ASSEMBLY

139th District

Stephen M. Hawley, running on the Republican, Conservative and Independence tickets, 12,473

Mark E. Glogowski, running on the Libertarian ticket, 973

Write-in, 9

144th District

Michael J. Norris, running on the Republican, Conservative, Libertarian, and Independence tickets, 1,531

Write-in, 2

n DISTRICT ATTORNEY

Joseph Cardone, running on the Republic ticket, 13,368

Write-in, 33

n COUNTY CLERK

Nadine P. Hanlon, running on the Republican ticket, 10,085

Diane L. Shampine, running on the Conservative ticket, 5,061

Write-in, 14

n CORONER

Scott M. Schmidt, running on the Republican ticket, 12,478

Rocco L. Sidari, running on the Republican and Conservative tickets, 11,644

Charles Smith, running on the Republican ticket, 10,920

Write-in, 2

n TOWNS

n Murray Town Justice: Theodore R. Spada, Jr., running on the Republican ticket, 1,634; Write-in, 2

n Murray Town Councilperson: Randall G. Bower, running on the Republican ticket, 1,633; Write-in, 7

n Murray Town Superintendent of Highways (one-year term, vote for one): Dirk Lammes, Jr., running on the Republican and Conservative tickets, 1,201; James A. DeFilipps, running on the Independence and Jimmy D for Highway Party tickets, 802; Write-in, 1

n Shelby Town Supervisor: Jeffrey D. Smith, running on the Republican ticket, 1,451; Write-in, 8

n Shelby Town Councilperson: Ryan E. Wilkins, running on the Republican ticket, 1,277; Write-in, 236

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