Voting is what democracy is all about - there's nothing that's more important when it comes to your government.
If you plan to be out of town or otherwise unavailable on Election Day, absentee voting is the way to go. You may vote absentee if you are:
- Absent from your county or, if a resident of New York City absent from said city, on Election Day.
- Unable to appear at the polls due to temporary or permanent illness or disability; or because you are the primary care giver of one or more individuals who are ill or physically disabled.
- A patient or inmate in a Veterans' Administration Hospital.
- Detained in jail awaiting Grand Jury action or confined in prison after conviction for an offense other than a felony.
You can get more information on absentee voting here and/or download the absentee voting form below.
Note: If you're mailing in the form, it must be received no earlier than 30 days before the election and no later than seven days before.
Register to Vote
In order to register to vote, you must:
- be a United States citizen;
- be 18 years old by December 31 of the year in which you file this form (note: you must be 18 years old by the date of the general, primary or other election in which you want to vote);
- live at your present 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.
There's more information available here, or you can call 631-852-4554.
You can also find more helpful information at the NY State Board of Elections main page here.
Find Your Polling Place
If you have other questions about voting, you can leave us a message here or call the campaign office at 631-451-1764.