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Elections

General Voter Information

The Suffolk County Board of Elections provides helpful links that provide information on voter registration and absentee voting. Application forms for absentee ballots may be downloaded from the New York State Board of Elections

Once your application is received and approved by the local Board of Elections, you will be sent an absentee ballot, usually within two weeks of either the primary election or the general election whichever is applicable.

Absentee ballot applications may also be found at any U. S. Post Office, public library, Department of Motor Vehicles office or by contacting LWVSI.

Absentee Applications and Ballots

ABSENTEE APPLICATIONS FOR PRIMARY ELECTIONS--SEPTEMBER 10, 2013

(Please note that there are no primaries scheduled for any State, County or Town offices this year on Shelter Island.)

  • By mail, applications for an absentee ballot must be postmarked by September 3, 2013 at the latest.

  • In person, applications for an absentee ballot must be hand-delivered to the Suffolk County Board of Elections by September 9,2013.

BALLOTS
  • By mail, ballots must be postmarked by September 9, 2013 and received no later than September 17, 2013.

  • In person, ballots must be delivered by September 10, 2013.

ABSENTEE APPLICATIONS FOR GENERAL ELECTION--NOVEMBER 5, 2013

  • By mail, applications for an absentee ballot must be postmarked by October 29, 2013.

  • In person, applications for an absentee ballot must be delivered by November 3, 2013.

BALLOTS

  • By mail, ballots must be postmarked by November 4, 2013 and received no later than November 18, 2013.

  • In person, ballots must be delivered no later than November 5, 2013

Mail or deliver applications/ballots to: Suffolk County BOE: PO Box 700 Yaphank Avenue, Yaphank, NY 11980 631 852 4500

2013 Statewide Ballot Propositions

There are six ballot propositions that will appear on the ballot in this upcoming November 5 general election all of which are proposed as amendments to the New York State Constitution. The League does not have positions for or against any of the proposed amendments on the ballot this year, however, the LWVNYS has provided some backgroud on each proposal: Guide to Ballot Proposals

Judicial Candidates

(Please note that there is no election for Town Justice on Shelter Island in the upcoming election cycle.)

The Independent Judicial Election Commissions(IJEQCs) are a statewide network of independent screening panels for judicial candidates. The screening process is designed to ensure that voters are provided with as much information as possible about the qualifications of candidates for judicial office. Each IJEQC is responsible for reviewing the qualifications of candidates within its respective judicial district who are seeking public election to New York State Supreme Court, County Court, Surrogate's Court, Family Court, New York City Civil Court, District Court or City Court. The Commissions publish a brochure--Electing Judges in New York State: You Can be An Informed Voter as well as a 2012 Voter Guide