Voter Information

Voter Information


2024 Election Dates & Early Voting Info

GENERAL ELECTION

Vote Republican at your regular polling place on General Election Day.

GENERAL ELECTION DAY HOURS
Tuesday, November 5 6:00am - 9:00pm

EARLY VOTING

To Be Determined

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Check Your Voter Registration or 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

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 [email protected]

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

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2024 Absentee Voting

Important change in law about absentee voting: Effective January 1, 2022, an eligible voter may not cast a ballot on a machine at a poll site after the Board of Elections sends an absentee ballot to such voter following a timely request. Regardless of whether the absentee ballot was actually delivered by the postal service or was sent back to the Board, the voter will not be able to vote on a machine at a poll site. The voter may still complete an Affidavit Ballot at the poll site.

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

In addition to existing reasons to obtain an absentee ballot, New York State has proscribed that “illness” shall include the “risk of contracting or spreading a disease that may cause illness to the voter or to other members of the public."

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 online or 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 [email protected]

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