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Jun
23
2020

Former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday was on his way to adding New York delegates to his campaign for the Democratic nomination for president, but final results in several other congressional and local primaries on Long Island are likely at least a week away.

The Associated Press declared Biden the winner of the New York presidential primary shortly after the polls closed. But there still are 1.8 million absentee ballots statewide...read more »

Apr
24
2020

All voters will be mailed applications for absentee ballots to vote in the June primary elections in order to help avoid any threat of contracting the COVID-19 virus at polling places, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Friday.

Cuomo said he will issue an executive order that will send the applications for absentee ballots to all voters. A voter must check the box on the existing application for “temporary illness or physical disability,” but...read more »

Apr
14
2020

New Yorkers looking to use absentee ballots to vote rather than going to polling places during the COVID-19 outbreak need only fill out an application for a mail-in ballot, according to the state Board of Elections.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s executive order temporarily suspends a portion of state election law. The order will allow voters to apply for absentee ballots because voting in person could make them susceptible to contracting the...read more »

Mar
14
2020

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed an executive order Saturday temporarily modifying election procedures to help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Under the new order, the candidate petitioning process will be suspended effective 5 p.m. Tuesday for the June primaries for congressional, state senate, state assembly and judicial races.

In addition, the signature requirements for ballot access will also be modified under the new...read more »

Oct
12
2019

Click here to Download the NYS Absentee Ballot Application.

The deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail is October 29th. Alternatively, you still mat apply in person at the Suffolk County Board of Elections up until November 4th, 2019.

All absentee ballots must be either postmarked prior to November 4th or hand delivered to the...read more »

Feb
25
2019

Riverhead Town Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith kicked off a listening tour Monday evening at the Senior Center in Aquebogue.

No issue was off-limits at the informal style meeting where for two hours, the supervisor discussed everything from the future of downtown Riverhead, the $40 million EPCAL sale and traffic woes, to individual neighborhood issues such as infrastructure (lighting, sidewalks, etc) in need of repair.

Two dozen...read more »

Feb
25
2019

For the first time in town history, a major party is fielding an all-women slate of candidates for town office.

Riverhead Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith, who in 2017 became the first woman ever elected to the post, got her party’s nod to lead the Democrats’ ticket in 2019. Local Democrats have tapped former East End Arts executive director Patricia Snyder and Chamber of Commerce executive director Diane Tucci to run for town council....read more »

Jan
9
2019
Catherine Kent

Riverhead will have a new deputy supervisor for 2019.

The Riverhead Town Board voted 3-0 at its organizational meeting Thursday at Town Hall to appoint Town Councilwoman Catherine Kent as deputy supervisor. Kent, a Democrat, replaces Tim Hubbard, who was appointed to the position for a one-year term in January 2018.

Kent abstained from the vote and Town Councilwoman Jodi Giglio was absent from the meeting.

Hubbard, a...read more »

Nov
7
2018

ALBANY — Democrats on Tuesday seized control of the State Senate from Republicans for only the third time since World War II, flipping as many as four seats on Long Island, according to unofficial results.

Democrats said they rode an anti-Trump blue wave to lead in at least seven races previously held by Republicans, with two more too close to call, and held a hotly contested Democratic seat on Long Island, according to incomplete and...read more »

Jun
27
2018

First time candidates Perry Gershon and Liuba Grechen Shirley defeated longtime party veterans for two Democratic Congressional nominations Tuesday night.

With all precincts reporting, East Hampton businessman Perry Gershon had 36 percent of the vote to 30 percent for former Suffolk Legis. Kate Browning, who called Gershon late last night to congratulate him.

Three other challengers had 34 percent of the vote combined.

...read more »

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