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Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy    JOINDONATE


Voting & Election Information in New York State


  •  Primary elections are elections within a political party to determine who will be the party’s candidate in the general election. Only those voters who have registered with the party may vote in a party’s primary election.  NOTE:  In the August 28th primary election only, because of the redistricting, registered voters may change their party affiliation up until August 11. To change your party affiliation, you would need to file a new voter registration form with the Suffolk County Board of Elections and, if the change is not yet recorded on the poll book when you go to vote, you should ask for an affidavit ballot.
  • August 28th Primary
    • In our area, there will be a primary election in the Republican party for the candidates vying for the Republican party endorsement for Congressperson from the newly drawn Congressional District #1.
    • You may vote at your regular polling site on August 23rd or at any early voting site in Suffolk County during early voting from Saturday, August 13 through Sunday, August 21st.
      • Early election sites in our area include
        • Windmill Village, 219 Accabonac Road in East Hampton
        • Shelter Island Youth Recreation Center, 1 Bateman Road in Shelter Island
        • SUNY Stony Brook Southampton, 70 Tuckahoe Road in Southampton
        • Southold Senior Center, 750 Pacific Street in Mattituck
      •  Early election times at all early voting sites are as follows:
        • Saturday, 8/13, Sunday 8/14, and Monday, 8/15:  10:00 am to 6:00 pm
        • Tuesday, 8/16 and Wednesday, 8/17:  7:00 am to 3:00 pm
        • Thursday, 8/18 and Friday, 8/19 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
        • Saturday, 8/20 and Sunday, 8/21:  10:00 am to 6:00 pm


  • Oct. 14 – last day to postmark voter registration form or register in person at BOE
  • Saturday, Oct. 29 – Sunday, Nov. 6 – early voting
  • Oct. 24 – last day to postmark application for absentee ballot
  • Nov. 7– last day to submit absentee ballot in person
  • Nov. 8 – last day to postmark ballot for general election
  • Nov. 8 – last day to deliver absentee ballot in person to BOE

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Voter Registration Basics

Board of Elections

  • NYS Board of Elections
  • Suffolk County Board of Elections
    335 Yaphank Avenue (Street Address)
    P. O. Box 700 (Mailing Address)
    Yaphank, NY 11980
    (631) 852-4500 
  • Nassau County Board of Elections
    240 Old Country Road, 5th Floor
    Mineola, NY 11501
    (516) 571-VOTE      Alternate(516) 571-2411
  • New York City Board of Elections – Executive Offices
    32 Broadway, 7th Floor
    New York, NY 10004
    (212) 487-5300