Early voting this year takes place from Saturday, Oct. 29 through Sunday, Nov. 6, before the general election date of Tuesday, Nov. 8.

There are five early voting sites on the East End, and 22 more sites throughout the county. Voters registered in Suffolk County can visit any site in the county to vote during early voting.East End sites include Windmill Village, 219 Accabonac Road, East Hampton and The Student Center at Stony Brook Southampton University campus (not the gym across the road, as in previous years). The early voting site on Shelter Island is the Youth Recreation Center at 1 Bateman Rd., and in Southold Town the voting site is the Southold Senior Center at 750 Pacific St, Mattituck.This year there will be two early voting sites in Riverhead Town — the Riverhead County Center at 300 Center Drive, and the Riverhead Town Senior Center at 60 Shade Tree Lane in Aquebogue.

Early voting hours are on Oct. 29 through Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Nov. 1 & 2 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Nov. 3 & 4 from noon to 8 p.m. and on Nov. 5 & 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Polls will be open throughout New York State on Election Day, Nov. 8, as usual, from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. If you are planning to vote on Election Day, you can ONLY vote at your registered polling place. To find out where you are registered to vote, visit voterlookup.elections.ny.gov.

The Suffolk County Board of Elections’ website, like all of county government, is inaccessible due to a cyberattack, but their office can be accessed by phone at 631.852.4500 by anyone with questions or concerns about voting here.

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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