What You Need to Know as Early Voting Gets Underway

Early voting in New York State gets underway Saturday and continues until Nov.1.

Passion about this year’s election between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden has led to record-setting turnout in states that have already begun early voting.

Voters also have the option of voting by mail or waiting until Nov. 3 to cast their ballots.  Residents can vote in any polling place in Suffolk County, including two in Huntington: The Huntington Public Library Station branch at 1335 New York Ave., Huntington Station and the Dix Hills Fire Department, 115 Deer Park Rd., Dix Hills.

Voting hours vary over the next week but polls are open Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. League of Women Voters’ guide.

Voters are required to wear masks at polling stations.

The League of Women Voters reminds residents that they should request a provisional ballot if they go to a polling place and are told that they’re not registered.

On the ballot in Huntington

State Assembly 

10th District

The 10th district includes parts of Huntington, Greenlawn, Huntington Station, Lloyd Harbor, Melville and Dix Hills.

Jamie Silvestri

Challenger Jamie Silvestri, Republican

Silvestri  works as an office manager at RSA Financial Group in Melville and is active in the Huntington Young Republicans organization.



Steve Stern

Incumbent Steve Stern, Democrat

Stern was elected to the State Assembly in a special election in April 2018. Previously, he  served six terms as Suffolk County legislator representing the 16th District. He is an attorney specializing in elder law.


12th Assembly District 

Includes Asharoken, Eatons Neck, Northport, East Northport and Commack.

Keith Brown

Keith Brown, Republican, Conservative and Independence parties, is running to fill the seat left vacant last year when Andrew Raia was elected town clerk. Brown, a Northport resident, is a lawyer and a former state assistant attorney general. He is 52.




Michael Marcantonio

Michael Marcantonio, Endorsed by Democratic and Working Families parties. He was a major figure in an attempt to prevent the town from accepting a tax settlement offered by the Long Island Power Authority, speaking out at rallies and lobbying against  the retroactive taxes LIPA was proposing. He is 33.



State Senate 5th District

The 5th District encompasses the North Shore, including Glen Cove, Syosset, Jericho, Oyster Bay, Plainview, Huntington, Northport,  Dix Hills, Melville and a part of Commack.

Edmund Smyth

Challenger Ed Smyth is a member of the Huntington Town Boar,backed by the Republican and Conservative parties. He is a lawyer and formerly served on the Lloyd Harbor Zoning Board of Appeals and as president of the Huntington Lawyers Club. He also served as a sergeant in the US Marine Corps Reserve.


State Sen. Jim Gaughran

Incumbent Jim Gaughran, Democrat, Serve America Movement

Gaughran took office in January 2019, after defeating long-serving Republican Carl Marcellino. He previously served on the Huntington Town Board, in the Suffolk County Legislature and as chair of the Suffolk County Water Authority. He chairs the Committee on Local Government and serves on committees dealing with Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, Commerce, Development and Small Business, Higher Education, and  Racing, Gaming, and Wagering.

Barbara Wagner

Barbara Wagner, Green Party

The Huntington resident is 57 and works in marketing. This is her first run for elected office.


State Senate 2nd District

The seat has been vacant since June when John Flanagan retired from office. It includes parts of Smithtown and Huntington, includding Greenlawn, Dix Hills, Northport, Melville and Ft. Salonga.

Mario Mattera

Mario Mattera, Republican. He is a business agent for Plumbers Local Union 200, and has been a member for 39 years. He also serves on the Suffolk County Water Authority and with the Community Association of Greater St. James.


Mike Siderakis

Michael Siderakis, Democratic Party. He retired in December after 28 years as a state trooper where he served at Ground Zero and TWA Flight 800 response efforts, and as Troop L union delegate, Secretary and 2nd Vice President/Legislative Director. He lives in Nesconset.


US Congress

3rd District

George A.D Santos Republican, Conservative parties. He’s the Regional Director, Private Wealth at Harbor City Capital Corp.  He lives in Queens.

Howard Rabin  Libertarian. He is running for the first time for Congress; he previously ran for the Oyster Bay Town Board. He also ran the Suffolk County Marathon to support veterans in 2015.

Incumbent Tom Suozzi, Democratic, Working Families and Independence parties. He is seeking his third term in Congress. He previously served as mayor of Glen Cove and as Nassau County executive. In Congress, he serves on the Ways and Means Committee and is vice chair of the Congressional Problem Solvers Caucus.

Also on the ballot are three candidates for three judicial openings in Huntington, all of whom are cross-endorsed.

Patricia T Grant-Flynn  Democratic, Republican, Conservative, Independence

Steve Hackeling  Democratic, Republican, Conservative, Independence

James F Matthews Jr  Democratic, Republican, Conservative, Independence


Two propositions, which are listed on the reverse side of your ballot

Resolution No. 442-2020, “A Charter Law To Change The Legislative Term Of Office From Two (2) Years To Four (4) Years”

Shall Resolution No. 442-2020, Adopting a Charter Law to
Change the Legislative Term of Office for County Legislators
from Two (2) Years to Four (4) Years be approved?

Resolución N° 442-2020, “Estatutos para cambiar el mandato legislativo de dos (2) años a cuatro (4) años”

¿Debería ser aprobada la Resolución N° 442-2020, al adoptar una Ley de la Constitución para cambiar el mandato legislativo de los legisladores del condado de dos (2) años a cuatro (4) años?

Resolution No. 547-2020, “A Charter Law to Transfer Excess Funds in the Sewer Assessment Stabilization Reserve Fund to the Suffolk County Taxpayer Trust Fund and to Eliminate the Requirement that Interfund Transfers Be Made from the General Fund to the Sewer Assessment Stabilization Fund”

Shall Resolution No. 547-2020 be approved?

“La Resolución No. 547- 2020, “Estatutos para transferir fondos excedentes en el Fondo de Reserva de Estabilización y Evaluación del Alcantarillado, al Fondo Fiduciario de Contribuyentes del Condado Suffolk y para eliminar el requisito de que las Transferencias entre Fondos se hagan del Fondo General al Fondo de Estabilización y Evaluación del Alcantarillado”

¿Se debería aprobar la Resolución No. 547- 2020?





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