Here’s How You Can Vote in Nov. 3 Election

 

Election Day is Nov. 3, and voters  have three ways to choose their representatives; Voting in person on Nov. 3, voting by mail with an absentee ballot or casting ballots over nine days of early voting before Election Day.

The deadline to register to vote onine, in person or by mail is Oct. 9.  Registration forms can be downloaded from the NYS Board of Elections website in English and Spanish. To check your registration status and confirm  the location of your Election Day polling place, check the NYS Board of Elections website.

Voters who cast their ballot in-person must wear  face covering and maintain six feet of distance when entering the polling site or Board of Elections facility. 

To obtain an absentee ballot to vote by mail, go to this site

Last month, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed into law  election reforms that will make it easier for New Yorkers to vote. 

The new measures Include  allowing absentee ballot applications to be submitted to the Board of Elections immediately, allowing a voter to get an absentee ballot due to risk or fear of illness, including COVID-19, and ensuring all absentee ballots postmarked on or before Election Day or received by the Board of Elections without a postmark on the day after the election will be counted. Ballots with a postmark on or before Election Day will be counted if received by Nov. 10.    

To register to vote you must be a U.S. citizen who is at least18 years old. You cannot be incarcerated or on parole for a felony conviction. You cannot claim the right to vote elsewhere and you cannot have been found to be incompetent by a court.

Early voting starts Oct 24.  if you have personal or professional conflicts on Election Day that prevent you from physically being able to vote, you have time to vote ahead of Nov. 3.  Hours and locations in Huntington.

If you are visually impaired or otherwise disabled, you can request an accessible ballot.

Email the Suffolk County Board of Elections

Become a poll worker

The state says that because of COVID-19, there is a critical shortage of poll workers. Historically, 55 percent of all New York’s poll workers are over the age of 60, a demographic especially vulnerable to the coronavirus. Poll workers are needed during early voting, Oct. 24-Nov.1.  You are eligible to be a poll worker if:  you are a New York State registered voter.

If you are 17 years old, you may be eligible if your school district participates in a program under Education Law Section 3207-a. Interpreters do not need to be registered voters. You will be assigned within the county where you live.

 

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