Due to the Suffolk County cyberattack, many online resources are currently unavailable, including the Suffolk County Board of Elections.
English and Spanish Absentee Ballot Applications and Voter Registration forms are available at the Adult Reference Desk in the Library.
Dates for 2022 General Election
Friday, October 14: Deadline to register.
Registration can be done in person, online or by mail (mail must be postmarked by October 14).
How to Register: https://www.elections.ny.gov/VotingRegister.html
Wednesday, October 19: Deadline to update your address.
Have you moved? Update your address with the DMV in person, by mail, or online: https://dmv.ny.gov/more-info/electronic-voter-registration-application
If you do not have a New York driver’s license you can use the paper form to update your registration.
Monday, October 24: Deadline to request an absentee ballot application* by letter, fax, or online.
Absentee ballots must be postmarked by Election Day and must reach the board of elections no more than 7 days after the election. You may drop off your absentee ballot in person on Election Day.
Absentee Voting and Eligibility: https://www.vote411.org/new-york#absentee-ballot-process
Saturday, October 29 – Sunday, November 6: Early voting
Find early voting poll site locations and hours near you: https://voterlookup.elections.ny.gov
Monday, November 7: Deadline to request an absentee ballot* in person.
Apply for an absentee ballot at your local county board of elections.
Suffolk County Board of Elections information (link is temporary and subject to change due to the cyberattack. Please contact to verify hours before going): https://suffolkcountyny.gov/#elections
Address: 700 Yaphank Ave, Yaphank, NY 11980
Tuesday, November 8: General Election and deadline to return an absentee ballot
Find your poll site and its hours: https://voterlookup.elections.ny.gov
Absentee ballots must be postmarked, returned to the County Board of Elections by 9pm, or returned to any poll site in your county by 9pm.
*Due to a new law in New York State, if you request an absentee ballot and wish to vote in person instead, you will be asked to vote a provisional that will only be counted if your absentee ballot never gets sent in. https://www.vote411.org/new-york#absentee-ballot-process
Who and What Is On Your Ballot?
Offices include NY Governor, NY Attorney General, U.S. Senate, U.S. House Representatives, and more.
New York Proposal 1, the Environmental Bond Measure. If passed, the Proposal would issue the $4.20 billion in general bond obligations to projects that are classified as climate change mitigation, flood risk reduction, water infrastructure, and land conservation and recreation.
For a sample ballot which includes candidates based on your location, as well as an overview and analysis of the Proposal, try Ballotpedia: https://ballotpedia.org or Vote411: https://www.vote411.org/new-york
2022 Redistricting Maps: https://latfor.state.ny.us/maps
Campus Vote Project: https://www.campusvoteproject.org/stateguides/new-york
League of Women Voters of Brookhaven: https://www.lwv.org/local-leagues/lwv-brookhaven
New York State Board of Elections: https://www.elections.ny.gov