VOTE IN EAST HAMPTON
New York State law allows second home owners to choose where they want to vote—the place of their second or first home. You may vote in only one location in an election cycle.
This means that if—for example—you have a home in New York City and a home in East Hampton, you may register and vote in East Hampton even if New York City is your primary residence, as long as you have legitimate, significant and continuing attachments to East Hampton. You may vote in East Hampton by absentee ballot, if necessary.
To vote in East Hampton, you must be registered to vote in Suffolk County.
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Pick up a registration form at the Post Office in East Hampton OR call 1-800-For-Vote and ask for a registration form to be sent to you OR download a registration form from the web.
To download, go to The NY Board of Elections website, click on "Need a Voter Registration Form" and follow the instructions under "register to vote."
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Fill out the form and mail it to or hand it in at the Suffolk County Board of Elections, 700 Yaphank Ave., Yaphank, NY 11980. (You cannot register online.)
If you are changing your registration address from another city to East Hampton, make sure that you put your current voting address in Box 10 of the registration form, so that registration from the old address is cancelled.
Voting by absentee ballot is simple.
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You can pick up an Application for an Absentee Ballot in one of several ways:
Go to www.elections.ny.gov, and click on "Need an Absentee Ballot."
At the Suffolk County Board of Elections, 700 Yaphank Ave., Yaphank, NY 11980.
THROUGH THE MAIL
Request an absentee Ballot by sending a letter to the Suffolk County Board of Elections. The letter must be received by the Board no earlier than thirty (30) days before the election and no later than seven (7) days before the election.
Fill out the Absentee Ballot Application Form and mail it to the Suffolk County Board of Elections, so that it is received no later than the seventh day before the election and the ballot will be mailed to you.