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Long Lines at Local Polling Sites as Early Voting Begins

Sun, 10/25/2020 - 13:40
On Saturday, voters kept their distance in a line that snaked from the Stony Brook Southampton gym, around its parking lot, and out to Tuckahoe Road, where it continued south.
Jennifer Landes

Hundreds, if not thousands, of voters lined up and cast ballots on Saturday and Sunday on the South Fork as New York State's early voting period opened up. Long lines -- starting well before polling sites were to open their doors -- were common in East Hampton at Windmill Village on Accabonac Road and in Southampton at the Stony Brook Southampton college campus, the only two sites for early voting on the South Fork. 

Early voting continues through Sunday, Nov. 1. Voters registered in Suffolk can cast their ballots at any of the early polling sites in the county. In East Hampton and Southampton, the hours are the same at both sites:

Monday, Oct. 26: 7 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Tuesday, Oct. 27: noon-8 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 28: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 29: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 30: noon-8 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 31: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 1: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

A long line on the Stony Brook Southampton campus on Saturday. Jennifer Landes

On line at Windmill Village in East Hampton. Doug Kuntz

Voters waited in line for their turns to cast their ballots on Saturday in East Hampton. Doug Kuntz

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