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Voting Information

Due to the Suffolk County cyberattack, many websites and resources are not currently available, including the Suffolk County Board of Elections. Information provided is from nonpartisan election organizations. English and Spanish Absentee Ballot Applications and Voter Registration forms are available at the Library at the reference desk on the first floor.

Important Dates for 2022 General Election

Monday, October 24: Deadline to request an absentee ballot application* by letter, fax, or online.
Absentee ballots must be postmarked by Election Day and must reach the board of elections no more than 7 days after the election. You may drop off your absentee ballot in person on Election Day.
Absentee Voting and Eligibility: https://www.vote411.org/new-york#absentee-ballot-process

Saturday, October 29 – Sunday, November 6: Early voting
Find early voting poll site locations and hours near you: https://voterlookup.elections.ny.gov

Monday, November 7: Deadline to request an absentee ballot* in person.
Apply for an absentee ballot at your local county board of elections.
Suffolk County Board of Elections information (link is temporary and subject to change due to the cyberattack. Please contact to verify hours before going): https://suffolkcountyny.gov/#elections
Phone: 631-852-4500
Address: 700 Yaphank Ave, Yaphank, NY 11980

Tuesday, November 8: General Election and deadline to return an absentee ballot
Find your poll site and its hours: https://voterlookup.elections.ny.gov
Absentee ballots must be postmarked, returned to the County Board of Elections by 9pm, or returned to any poll site in your county by 9pm.

*Due to a new law in New York State, if you request an absentee ballot and wish to vote in person instead, you will be asked to vote a provisional that will only be counted if your absentee ballot never gets sent in. https://www.vote411.org/new-york#absentee-ballot-process

Who and What Is On Your Ballot?

Who:
Offices include NY Governor, NY Attorney General, U.S. Senate, U.S. House Representatives, and more.
What:
New York Proposal 1, the Environmental Bond Measure. If passed, the Proposal would issue the $4.20 billion in general bond obligations to projects that are classified as climate change mitigation, flood risk reduction, water infrastructure, and land conservation and recreation.
For a sample ballot which includes candidates based on your location, as well as an overview and analysis of the Proposal, try Ballotpedia: https://ballotpedia.org or Vote411: https://www.vote411.org/new-york

Useful Resources

2022 Redistricting Maps: https://latfor.state.ny.us/maps
Campus Vote Project: https://www.campusvoteproject.org/stateguides/new-york
League of Women Voters of the Hamptons, Shelter Island, and the North Fork: https://www.lwv.org/local-leagues/lwv-hamptons-shelter-island-and-north-fork
New York State Board of Elections: www.elections.ny.gov
Official NY election website: www.elections.ny.gov

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