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The League is a nonpartisan, political, grassroots organization of volunteers working for democracy through voter education, issue advocacy and civic participation. LWVH includes the town(ships) of Southampton and East hampton on Long Island's South Fork. We also welcome new members living on the North Fork where no League is established as yet.

Nov 19 6 - 9 pm Mental Health Program with film & panel discussion. Parrish Hall at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital


General Election - Tuesday November 4 2017

    Must be registered to vote no later than 14 October.
Absentee ballot- Ballot request by mail no later than 1 November, in person no later than 7 November. Completed ballot returned by mail no later than 7 November, in person no later than 8 November. Change of Address no later than 19 October.

REMEMBER: You must be registered in order to vote. You may register if you are 18 years of age by Election Day; a resident of the county for at least 30 days prior to the election, and a citizen of the United States. If you have moved since the last time you voted, you must re-register.

Contact: SUFFOLK COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, P.O. Box 700, Yaphank Avenue Yaphank, NY 11980 (631) 852-4500

Mailing Addresses for Boards of Elections

Suffolk County BOE P.O. Box 700, Yaphank Ave. Yaphank, NY 11980 Tel:631-852-4500

New York City BOE Executive Offices 32 Broadway,7th Floor New York, NY 10004 Tel: 212-487-5300



National Voter Registration Day: September 26, 2017

Aug. 18 last day to postmark voter registration form or to register in person to vote in primary Sept. 5 last day to postmark application for absentee ballot for primary election Sept 11 last day to apply in person for primary absentee ballot Sept. 11 last day to postmark absentee ballot for primary Sept 12 last day to deliver absentee ballot in person to County BOE


OCT. 13 last day to postmark voter registration form or register in person at BOE Oct. 13 last day to change party enrollment for 2018 primaries Oct. 31 last day to postmark application for absentee ballot Nov 6 last day to apply in person for absentee ballot Nov. 6 last day to postmark ballot for general election Nov 7 last day to deliver absentee ballot in person to BOE


2017 Primary Day is September 12

To vote in a primary election, you must be registered as a member of the party holding the primary. To change your party enrollment, you must send the BOE a request no later than 25 days before the general election preceding the year you become eligible. In other words,

    to vote in the 2017 primary, you would have had to registered with the BOE 25 days prior to the 2016 election day.

In New York State the deadline for a previously registered voter to declare or change a party affiliation was October 2016. If you are a registered voter and did not declare or change party affiliation before 9 October 2016 you are not eligible to vote in the 2017 primaries. New registrants who declare a party affiliation when they register are eligible to vote in the 2017 primaries.

Welcome to our website!

The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons (LWVH) hopes that members (and potential members) as well as non-members visit frequently. You'll find information about registration and voting, our activities, committees and meetings.

The League is non-partisan -- we never support or oppose any political party or candidate for elective office. But we are political. Members are encouraged to fully take part in the political process. We hope that as you get to know us through this site, you'll consider joining us in person! The public is invited to attend all general League meetings. Check out our Calendar for scheduled events.

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