Early voting begins this Saturday, Oct. 28 in New York State, and East End voters can vote at any of the 27 polling places in Suffolk County through Nov. 5.

Polls at all Suffolk locations will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 28 through Oct. 30, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 31 and Nov.1, Noon to 8 p.m. on Nov. 2 & Nov. 3 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 4 and 5.

This year there are six locations on the East End, some of which have changed from previous years.

The voting site in Southold Town is now the town’s Recreation Center at 970 Peconic Lane in Peconic — it had previously been in Mattituck. Riverhead’s site is now the American Legion Post 273 at 89 Hubbard Avenue in Riverhead — it had previously been in Aquebogue. An additional site has been added at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church at 40 Main Street in Westhampton Beach.

The Stony Brook University Southampton Campus Student Activity Center at 39 Tuckahoe Road in Southampton will continue to be an early voting site, along with Windmill Village at 219 Accabonac Road in East Hampton. Early voting on Shelter Island will be at the Shelter Island Youth Recreation Center at 1 Bateman Road, Shelter Island.

Here’s a full list of early voting sites in Suffolk County. Voters can turn out to any of these sites and will be printed a ballot for their home election district. On Election Day, Nov. 7, voters can only vote at their regular hometown polling site from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Look up your polling site and make sure you’re registered to vote at www.vote411.org.

If you are unable to vote in person, you can still request a ballot in person at the Suffolk County Board of Elections at 700 Yaphank Avenue in Yaphank through Nov. 6. Here’s more information on absentee ballots.

Visit eastendbeacon.com/category/2023-elections for information on local issues and candidate positions — we are continuing to post our debate coverage and latest election news here over the next few days.

Beth Young
Beth Young is an award-winning local journalist who has been covering the East End since the 1990s. She began her career at the Sag Harbor Express and, after receiving her Masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, has reported for the Southampton Press, the East Hampton Press and the Times/Review Media Group. She founded the East End Beacon website in 2013, and a print edition in 2017. Beth was born and raised on the North Fork. In her spare time, she tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at editor@eastendbeacon.com

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