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2022 Primary Elections

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This year's primary elections are a little different than previous years. Court challenges over the redrawing of some congressional district lines (i.e. “gerrymandering”) have resulted in the delay and rescheduling of races that run along these disputed district lines. The result is two primary election dates: June 28th (for state & local races) and August 23rd (for federal/congressional contests). This article will focus on June, which is especially noteworthy because it features some high-profile gubernatorial and lieutenant gubernatorial races. Regardless of the date(s), you must belong to a political party holding a primary in order to vote in any of these elections. You can cast your ballot as follows:

Vote Early

As in previous elections, any voter registered in Suffolk County can vote at any one of 26 (increased from 12) specified Early Voting locations. The closest polling sites for South Huntington residents are the Huntington Public Library’s Station Branch and the Dix Hills Fire Department. A third location, Greenlawn Fire Department, is new this year.

All Early Voting sites for the June 2022 Primaries have the same hours, as follows (note the changes and increases in hours compared to last year):

Dates Hours

Sat., 6/18 10:00 am - 6:0 0pm

Sun., 6/19 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Mon., 6/20 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Tues., 6/21   7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Wed., 6/22   7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Thurs., 6/23 12 noon - 8:00 pm

Fri., 6/24 12 noon - 8:00 pm

Sat., 6/25 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sun., 6/26 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Note: If you cast a ballot during Early Voting, you are not allowed to vote again on Election Day (June 28th, 2021).

Vote on Election Day

For those not voting early…

Primary Election Day is Tuesday, June 28th, 2022.

Vote at your regularly assigned polling place.

6:00 am – 9:00 pm

Vote Absentee

The deadline has passed to apply for an absentee ballot (via mail, email, fax, or online). However, you can apply in-person at the Board of Elections in Yaphank until June 27th.

You must mail in (i.e. postmark) your absentee ballot by June 28th.

- OR-

You (or someone else) may hand-deliver your absentee ballot to the Board of Elections (at any Suffolk polling place or at BOE Yaphank headquarters) before the polls close at 9:00 pm on June 28th.

NEW LAW: You are PROHIBITED from voting in-person (on a tabulator) if you were issued an absentee ballot (regardless of whether or not you actually used the absentee ballot). In other words, “no double-dipping” with ballots! You must decide beforehand whether to vote absentee OR in-person, NOT both.

If you do vote in-person, you are required to wear a mask/face covering and maintain six feet of distance when entering any Board of Elections facility or voting poll site if you are not fully-vaccinated against COVID-19. This requirement is pursuant to N.Y.S. Department of Health guidance, effective May 2021. If your polling site is located in a host facility that requires masks/face coverings for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, you must comply with their rules.

Submitted by:

Hal Mintz

Reference Librarian, Adult Services Department

Polling Inspector (D-Huntington), Suffolk County Board of Elections

 

Published by on June 21, 2022
Last Modified July 04, 2022