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Voter Registration Deadline Is Friday

Fri, 10/09/2020 - 11:28
Voter registration and absentee ballot applications can be found online at elections.ny.gov or suffolkvotes.com.
Durell Godfrey

Friday, Oct. 9, is the deadline to register to vote in the November general election. Here is how to make sure you can do so, be it in person or by absentee ballot.

Online voter registration forms are available on the New York State Board of Elections website at elections.ny.gov or the Suffolk County Board of Elections website at suffolkvotes.com.

Those who still need to register can simply click "Need a Voter Registration Form?" Then select the online form or download and print a form to mail in. 

Those registering to vote by mail must have their voter registration form postmarked by Friday at the latest, but forms must be received by the county board of elections no later than Wednesday, Oct. 14. For Suffolk voters, the address is Suffolk County Board of Elections, Yaphank Avenue, P.O. Box 700, Yaphank 11980. It is also possible to register in person at the board of elections by the end of the day on Friday.

Voter registration applications can also be submitted Friday at the Department of Motor Vehicles, either in person or on the website for those who already have a D.M.V.-issued identification.

Once registered, voters can also apply for a ballot online by going to absenteeballot.elections.ny.gov. After requesting a ballot there, an email confirmation will be sent.

Those not voting absentee can vote early in the nine days from Oct. 24 through Nov. 1, before the general election on Nov. 3. Registered voters in Suffolk County may cast ballots at any of the early voting sites in the county, regardless of where in the county they live. 

In East Hampton, the early voting site is at the Windmill Village, 219 Accabonac Road, community room 2. There is also an early voting site in Southampton Town at the Stony Brook Southampton campus, 70 Tuckahoe Road in Southampton. Those polling places will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 26, from noon to 8 p.m. on Oct. 27 and Oct. 30, and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 28 and Oct. 29.


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