Voters in all 50 states will have a chance to go to the polls next Tuesday to vote for local, state and federal elected offices. Here’s everything to know if you live in Patchogue, East Patchogue, North Patchogue, Blue Point, Medford, Bellport, Brookhaven, North Bellport, Mastic, Mastic Beach and Shirley.
Where to vote
To find your polling place, go to voterlookup.elections.ny.gov, where you can also see your registration information. There, you can see each district where you are a resident. For absentee ballots, the last day to request one in person is Monday, Nov. 5 and the last day to return the ballot is on Election Day.
When to vote
All polls in New York will open at 6 a.m. and close at 9 p.m. If you are a new voter who is registering by mail, you will be required to show identification when you go to vote for the first time. If you are already registered at the board of elections or a state agency, you should not have to show identification at the polls, but it is safe to bring it anyway. New York does not have early voting.
Who to vote for
NYS Senate: The 3rd District represents our entire coverage area, and this year’s race will see Dean Murray (R-East Patchogue) and Monica Martinez (D-Brentwood).
NYS Assembly: Voters in the 3rd District mainly include residents of East Patchogue, Medford, Bellport, Brookhaven, western Mastic Beach, and northern Shirley and Mastic. The 3rd District candidates are Joe DiStefano (R-Medford) and Clyde Parker (D-Bellport). Voters in the 7th District include residents of Patchogue, and Blue Point. The candidates are Andrew Garbarino (R-Sayville) and Thomas Murray (D-Bayport).
Suffolk County: This is an off year for most county elections, but those that are up are Suffolk County comptroller and clerk, both countywide positions. Running for comptroller is incumbent John Kennedy Jr. (R) and Jay Schneiderman (D). Running for clerk is incumbent Judith Pascale (R) and DuWayne Gregory (D), the presiding officer of the Legislature.
House of Representatives: Voters will be voting for candidates running in the 1st Congressional District. The incumbent, Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley), is facing challenger Perry Gershon (D-East Hampton).
Governor: Running for governor is incumbent Andrew M. Cuomo (D), with running mate Kathy Hochul (D) for lieutenant governor. Facing him is Marc Molinaro (R) and his running mate Julie Killan (R).
What to vote for
In addition to the candidates, Brookhaven residents will vote on a referendum that would place term limits and extend the terms for elected officials.
For exact voting districts, please visit voterlookup.elections.ny.gov. These are just estimates.