Suffolk Legislator Lou D’Amaro (D-Huntington Station) wants to remind residents that Election Day is Nov. 6 and it is important to keep track of some critical deadlines and information as the date approaches.
Want to confirm your registration or find out the location of your polling place?
Visit Suffolkvotes.com. The Suffolk County Board of Elections is committed to encouraging voter participation, administering fair and accurate elections and protecting the rights of all voters. The user-friendly Suffolkvotes.com website provides a variety of voter education information including polling place locations.
Never voted before or have moved since the last election?
Applications are available at the Post Office, local libraries, district offices or by calling (631) 852-4500. They can also be downloaded at http://www.elections.ny.gov/
New voter registrations and change of address forms must be postmarked by October 12th and received by October 17th in order to vote in the 2012 General Election. You may also register in person on any business day throughout the year but, to be eligible to vote in the November election, your application must be received no later than October 12th. However, if you have been honorably discharged from the military or have become a naturalized citizen since October 12th, you may register in person at the Suffolk County Board of Elections, located on Yaphank Avenue in Yaphank, up until October 26th.
Going to be out of town on Election Day? Know someone away at college?
Absentee ballot applications can be downloaded and printed from Suffolkvotes.com.
The last day to postmark an application or letter of application by mail for an absentee ballot is October 30th. The last day to apply in person for an absentee ballot is November 5th. Completed absentee ballots must be postmarked by November 5th and received by the Board of Elections by November 13th. Military Voter Ballots must be received no later than November 19th. Someone other than the voter can deliver the absentee ballot in-person to Board of Elections any time on or before November 6th.
Want to apply to be an Election Inspector?
Election inspectors are always needed, provide a valuable service and earn $200 per day per election. Interested residents can apply at Suffolkvotes.com.
“By providing for popular elections and granting us the right to choose our representatives, our founding fathers guaranteed that the power of our democracy rests with the people,” said Legislator D’Amaro. “Your participation in the world’s greatest democracy helps ensure that the nation endures as our founding fathers intended.”
Suffolk County Legislator Lou D’Amaro (D-Huntington Station) represents the 17th Legislative District, which includes parts of Huntington Station, South Huntington, Huntington, West Hills, Melville, Dix Hills, Deer Park, North Babylon and West Babylon. He is chairman of the Budget & Finance committee, Vice-Chairman of the Environment, Planning & Agriculture committee, and a member of the Human Services and Public Safety committees of the Suffolk County Legislature.