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Voter Information

2020 Election Dates & Early Voting Info

GENERAL ELECTION

  • Election Day: Tuesday, November 3, 2020 from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM. Polling places will be clean, safe and secure. Booths, privacy sleeves and pens will be continuously sanitized. (Vote at your regular polling place)
  • Early Voting: Saturday, October 24th through Sunday, November 1st at Dix Hills Fire Department, 115 East Deer Park Road, Dix Hills and Huntington Public Library (Station Branch), 1335 New York Avenue, Huntington Station or any of these locations across Suffolk County. Polling places will be clean, safe and secure. Booths, privacy sleeves and pens will be continuously sanitized. Days and hours:
    • Saturday 10/24 (10:00am -3:00pm)
    • Sunday 10/25 (10:00am -3:00pm)
    • Monday 10/26 (7:00am -3:00pm)
    • Tuesday 10/27 (12:00pm -8:00pm)
    • Wednesday 10/28 (8:00am -4:00pm)
    • Thursday 10/29  (8:00am -4:00pm)
    • Friday 10/30 (12:00pm -8:00pm)
    • Saturday 10/31 (10:00am -3:00pm)
    • Sunday 11/1 (10:00am -3:00pm)

*During early voting, you may vote at any designated early voting location in Suffolk County.

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Check Your Voter Registration/Polling Place

The right to vote is one of our most important freedoms and the Suffolk County GOP urges all citizens to participate in our republican democracy by voting.

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Register to Vote/Change Your Registration

You can register to vote at the DMV online, by mail or in person at the Suffolk County Board of Elections or any New York State Agency-Based voter registration center.

In order to register to vote, you must:

  • be a U.S. citizen;
  • be 18 years old by December 31st of the year you register;
  • live at your current address at least 30 days before an election;
  • not be in jail or on parole for a felony conviction and;
  • not claim the right to vote elsewhere.

If you are not registered to vote or if you would like to make a change to your voter registration (address change, name change, party enrollment change or correction to your current registration) you can register to vote/update your voter information online at the NYS DMV or obtain a Voter Registration Form from your local library, post office, town clerk, at the Board of Elections or download the form online:

Make sure you print legibly and include your answer to the following questions or else your application will be rejected:

  • Are you a citizen of the U.S.?
  • Birth date
  • The address where you live (the physical address where you live must be included – if you only include your mailing address your application will be rejected)
  • Sign the form in ink (applications that are not signed or that are signed in pencil will be rejected)

Mail or bring your completed voter registration form to:

Suffolk County Board of Elections
Yaphank Avenue
P.O. Box 700
Yaphank, NY 11980

Call the Suffolk County Board of Elections if you have any questions: (631) 852-4567 or email boeinfo@suffolkcountyny.gov

We also encourage you to make sure your family, friends and neighbors are registered!

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Voting by Absentee Ballot in 2020*

*Many of the details below are a result of temporary changes to the Election Law caused by COVID-19. As such, do not rely on this notice for elections other than 2020. This FAQ is revised as of September 1, 2020 and may be subject to change based upon future changes in the law or Executive Orders.

Will you be out of town or unable to vote at your designated polling place in your Election District on Election Day?

REQUEST AN ABSENTEE BALLOT

Voters in the Town of Huntington who wish to vote by absentee ballot may request an absentee ballot several ways:

  • Electronically by the New York State Board of Elections Absentee Application Portal at: https://absenteeballot.elections.ny.gov/ (Request deadline: October 27, 2020**)
  • By Mail. Send a completed application or request to: Suffolk BOE | Box 700 | Yaphank, NY 11980. If you do not complete an application and send a letter request instead, please include your name and date of birth, the reason for the request, the address where you are registered and an address where you want the ballot to be sent. (See below for permissible reasons.) (Request deadline: October 27, 2020**)
  • In Person. Go to the Suffolk BOE at 700 Yaphank Ave., Yaphank, NY 11980 and make a request or complete and submit your application. Depending on availability, you may be able to get a ballot while you wait! Otherwise you can come back the next day to retrieve your ballot or the Board of Elections will mail it to you. (Request deadline: November 2, 2020**)
  • By Email. Email an application or request for an absentee ballot to Absentee.voters@suffolkcountyny.gov and include your name and date of birth, the reason for the request, the address where you are registered and an address where you want the ballot to be sent. (See below for permissible reasons.) (Request deadline: October 27, 2020**)
  • By Fax. Send an application or request to 631-852-4590. If you do not complete an application and send a letter request instead, please include your name and date of birth, the reason for the request, the address where you are registered and an address where you want the ballot to be sent. (See below for permissible reasons.) (Request deadline: October 27, 2020**)
  • By Phone. You may request an absentee ballot by phone by contacting 631-852-4515 and providing your name and date of birth, the reason for the request, the address where you are registered and an address where you want the ballot to be sent. (Request deadline: October 27, 2020**)

**Please be aware that despite the above deadlines the post office has advised the public that they cannot guarantee timely delivery of ballots applied for less than 15 days before an election (after October 19, 2020 for the November 3, 2020 General Election).

PERMISSIBLE REASONS TO REQUEST AN ABSENTEE BALLOT

All registered voters are eligible to receive an absentee ballot for the following reasons:

  • Absence from Suffolk County on Election Day;
  • Temporary illness or disability including instances where a voter is unable to appear personally at the polling place because there is a risk of contracting or spreading a disease like COVID-19;
  • Permanent illness or physical disability;
  • Duties related to primary care of one or more individuals who are ill or physically disabled;
  • Resident or patient of a Veterans Health Administration Hospital; or
  • Detention in a jail/prison, awaiting trial, awaiting action by a grand jury, or in a prison for a conviction of a crime or offense which is not a felony.

DOWNLOAD ABSENTEE BALLOT REQUEST APPLICATION FORM

Registered voters may request an absentee ballot by submitting an Absentee Ballot Application and new voters should submit an Absentee Ballot Application in addition to submitting a Voter Registration Form.

Call the Suffolk County Board of Elections if you have any questions: (631) 852-4567 or email boeinfo@suffolkcountyny.gov

Absentee Voting FAQs

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