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Suffolk County To Send Out 700K Absentee Mailers To Voters

Matt Rourke

Preparations are underway in Suffolk County, Long Island, to make sure voters understand their options ahead of the November 3 election. 

The Suffolk County Board of Elections will send out 700,000 mailers next week to every household with at least one general election voter. The mailers will contain the names of the voters at that address and their Election Day polling location, as well as information about early voting and how to fill out absentee ballots.

Election Commissioner Anita Katz said voters who requested an absentee ballot back in June for the primary must request a new absentee ballot for the November general.

“If you sent an absentee ballot application in and you checked off primary and general election in the boxes, that does not get you an absentee ballot for the general election,” Katz said.

The Suffolk County Board of Elections expects about 250,000 absentee ballots for the general election. The Commission urges all voters to return their ballots as soon as possible.

Voters in New York state can request an absentee ballot online at absenteeballot.elections.ny.gov.

Desiree reports on the lives of military service members, veterans, and their families for WSHU as part of the American Homefront project. Born and raised in Connecticut, she now calls Long Island home.