National, state and local elections. Who can vote? Informative websites. 2016 Directory of Public Officials.
Deadlines for voting in primary elections: Voter Registration: August 18, 2017 Application for Absentee Ballot: September 5, 2017 Postmark for Absentee Ballot: September 11, 2017
Remember that New York State has a closed primary. If you have changed your party affiliation, it had to have been done by October 14, 2016 (25 days before Election Day November 8, 2016) in order for you to vote in your new party's primaries in 2017; unless you have moved from a different county or state and are now registered in Suffolk County, as long as registered 25 days before primary day.
The last day to change your party enrollment for 2018 is October 13, 2017 (25 days prior to the November 2017 general election). As always, please check with the Board of Elections regarding party registration timing requirements.
Although only enrolled members of a party can vote in that party's primary elections, registered voters may vote for any party's candidate on Election Day.
GENERAL ELECTION: TUESDAY, November 7, 2017 Deadlines: Voter Registration: October 13, 2017 Application for Absentee Ballot: October 31, 2017 Postmark for Absentee Ballot: November 6, 2017
Important: This year there will be a referendum on the ballot to decide whether New York State should hold a Constitutional Convention.
REMEMBER: You must be registered in order to vote. You may register if you will be 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
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 2016 primary, you would have had to registered with the BOE 25 days prior to the 2015 election day.
Updated information could include providing your County Board of Elections with your new name, new address, or changing a party enrollment.
Applications completed on this website are forwarded to the appropriate County Board of Elections for approval and processing. See FAQs about Electronic Voter Registration
You can register by mail. Pick up a voter registration form at the Board of Elections, or from the League of Women Voters, town hall, post office, library, or various state offices. A registration form may also be obtained from The New York State Board of Elections. The completed form should be mailed to:
Suffolk County Board of Elections PO Box 700 Yaphank Avenue Yaphank, NY 11980 telephone: (631) 852-4500
You may also register in person at the local Board of Elections or any state agency participating in the National Voter Registration Act, such as the Department of Motor Vehicles, on any business day throughout the year. Organizations such as the League of Women Voters often set up voter registration tables at fairs, on college campuses, etc., and you may register at any of these events.
Choose Registration and Voting near the top of the left hand column for the following information:
How to contact Suffolk County Board of Elections
Suffolk County Board of Elections
P.O. Box 700
Voter Services e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Hamptons League telephone: 631-324-4637