New Absentee Ballot Procedure
Due to a recent change in law, New York State voters are no longer permitted to cast a ballot on a voting machine if they have already been issued an absentee ballot for that election. Voters who have already been issued an absentee ballot can still vote in person using an affidavit ballot. The affidavit ballot will be kept separate until the election is completed. Election officials will verify whether the voter's absentee ballot has been received. If the voter's absentee ballot has been received, the affidavit ballot will not be counted. If the voter's absentee ballot has not been received, the affidavit ballot will be counted.
If a voter requests a second absentee ballot, any previously issued absentee ballot that is returned by the voter will be set aside unopened to provide the voter a chance to return the second ballot, unless the first ballot has already been opened. If both ballots are received before the return deadline, the ballot with the later postmark date is accepted and any other ballots that have been received are rejected, unless the first ballot has already been opened. If a voter submits more than one timely absentee ballot and cast an affidavit ballot, the last received ballot, either submitted in person during the election or by mail within the absentee return deadline, will be canvassed
Qualifications to Vote by Absentee Ballot
Absent from Suffolk County on Election Day.
Unable to appear at the polls due to temporary or permanent illness or disability.
Unable to appear because you are the primary care giver of one or more individuals who are ill or physically disabled.
A resident or patient of a Veterans Health Administration Hospital.
Detained in jail awaiting Grand Jury action or confined in prison after conviction for an offense other than a felony.
Early Voting Poll location 2023 General Election
Southold Town Recreation Center, 970 Peconic Lane, Peconic NY 11958
Saturday, October 28 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday, October 29 10:00am - 6:00pm
Monday, October 30 10:00am - 6:00p
Tuesday, October 31 7:00am - 3:00pm
Wednesday, November 1 7:00am - 3:00pm
Thursday, November 2 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday, November 3 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday, November 4 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday, November 5 10:00am - 6:00pm