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Democrat Steve Bellone speaks to supporters in Hauppauge (Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

Democrat Steve Bellone speaks to supporters in Hauppauge after winning the Suffolk county executive race. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Election Day 2011

Photos from Nassau and Suffolk on Election Day -- Nov. 8, 2011 -- on Long Island.

Steve Bellone, left, spends time with his daughter
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Steve Bellone, left, spends time with his daughter Katie, 3, inside Town Hall before going back to work as Town supervisor. (Nov. 9, 2011)

Bellone shakes the hand of Babylon Councilwoman Jackie
(Credit: Photo by Steve Pfost)

Bellone shakes the hand of Babylon Councilwoman Jackie Gordon, a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve, the day after he was elected Suffolk county executive.

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano answers questions about
(Credit: Newsday/Audrey C. Tiernan)

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano answers questions about election results during an impromptu press conference in Plainview. (Nov. 9, 2011)

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Nassau legislator Joe Belesi, center, and James Stefanich
(Credit: David Pokress)

Nassau legislator Joe Belesi, center, and James Stefanich talk as they wait for the election results to come in. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Democratic supporter Rabia Aziz watches as election results
(Credit: Thomas A. Ferrara)

Democratic supporter Rabia Aziz watches as election results begin to come in. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Hempstead Town councilman Jim Darcy fires up the
(Credit: Photo by David Pokress)

Hempstead Town councilman Jim Darcy fires up the crowd. Fellow councilman Ed Ambrosino is to the right; both were reelected.(November 8, 2011)

Rich Schaffer, left, takes the stage with Steve
(Credit: Thomas A. Ferrara)

Rich Schaffer, left, takes the stage with Steve Bellone at the Democratic election night party in Hauppauge. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Steve Bellone speaks to supporters at the Democratic
(Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

Steve Bellone speaks to supporters at the Democratic election night party held at the the IBEW local 25 headquarters in Hauppauge. (Nov. 8, 2011)

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Tom Croci, left, is congratulated by Islip Town
(Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas)

Tom Croci, left, is congratulated by Islip Town Councilman Steven J. Flotteron at Suffolk County Republican Headquarters in Hauppauge. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Carrie Solages, left, is congratulated by Ali Mirza
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Carrie Solages, left, is congratulated by Ali Mirza at the democratic election night headquarters in Mineola. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Angie Carpenter, Republican candidate for Suffolk county executive
(Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas)

Angie Carpenter, Republican candidate for Suffolk county executive speaks to her supporters Tuesday night after her defeat to Steve Bellone. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Election results are posted at Nassau Republican headquarters.
(Credit: David Pokress)

Election results are posted at Nassau Republican headquarters. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Oyster Bay supervisor John Venditto offers congratulations to
(Credit: David Pokress)

Oyster Bay supervisor John Venditto offers congratulations to Hempstead supervisor Kate Murray. (Nov. 8, 2011)

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Democrat Steve Bellone speaks to supporters in Hauppauge
(Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

Democrat Steve Bellone speaks to supporters in Hauppauge after winning the Suffolk county executive race. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Nassau County Legis. Norma Gonsalves, center, smiles as
(Credit: David Pokress)

Nassau County Legis. Norma Gonsalves, center, smiles as results are announced for the 13th Legislative District. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Brookhaven Town Supervisor Mark Lesko right, is congratulated
(Credit: Photo by Thomas A. Ferrara)

Brookhaven Town Supervisor Mark Lesko right, is congratulated by Democratic party Chairman Rich Schaffer at the Democratic election night Party held at the the IBEW local 25 headquarters in hauppauge on election night. November 8, 2011. (Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

Southold Town supervisor Scott Russell (R,C) celebrates his
(Credit: Photo by Randee Daddona)

Southold Town supervisor Scott Russell (R,C) celebrates his election victory with his wife Nuria and children Carson and Lily at Soundview Restaurant in Southold. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Westbury, N.Y. - Tuesday, November 8, 2011. Dina
(Credit: Photo by David Pokress)

Westbury, N.Y. - Tuesday, November 8, 2011. Dina DeGeorgio won election the the North Hempstead Town council. Nassau Republicans election night. (Photo by David Pokress)

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Eva Pearson is welcomed at the Democratic election
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Eva Pearson is welcomed at the Democratic election night headquarters on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 in Mineola.

Tom Croci, left, greets supporters at Suffolk County
(Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas)

Tom Croci, left, greets supporters at Suffolk County Republican Headquarters in Hauppauge early Wednesday morning. (Nov. 9, 2011)

Steve Bellone speaks to supporters in Hauppauge after
(Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

Steve Bellone speaks to supporters in Hauppauge after winning the Suffolk county executive race on Nov. 8, 2011.

Carrie Solages, Democratic candidate for the Nassau County
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Carrie Solages, Democratic candidate for the Nassau County Legislature in the 3rd district, is all smiles in Mineola. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Suffolk County Legislature Presiding Officer William J. Lindsay
(Credit: Thomas A. Ferrara)

Suffolk County Legislature Presiding Officer William J. Lindsay at the Democratic election night party in Hauppauge. (Nov. 8, 2011)

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Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray thanks her
(Credit: David Pokress)

Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray thanks her supporters after being re-elected. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Carrie Solages is congratulated by Carol Gordon at
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Carrie Solages is congratulated by Carol Gordon at the Democratic election night headquarters on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, in Mineola.

Delia M. DeRiggi-Whitton is declared the winner in
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Delia M. DeRiggi-Whitton is declared the winner in the Nassau County 18th Legislative District at the Democratic election night headquarters on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, in Mineola.

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, right, congratulates Joe
(Credit: David Pokress)

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, right, congratulates Joe Belesi on his re-election to the Nassau County Legislature. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Steve Bellone rallies outside the Babylon LIRR station
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Steve Bellone rallies outside the Babylon LIRR station during evening rush hour with running mate Tom Donnelly. (Nov. 8, 2011)

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Voters at the Dutch Broadway Elementary School in
(Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa)

Voters at the Dutch Broadway Elementary School in Elmont. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Steve Bellone at the Ronkonkoma train station. (Nov.
(Credit: James Carbone)

Steve Bellone at the Ronkonkoma train station. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Amber Pawloski, 3, waits with her mother, Lisa,
(Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

Amber Pawloski, 3, waits with her mother, Lisa, and brother Kyle behind the voting booth. (Nov. 8, 2011)

John Ciotti, right, GOP candidate for the Nassau
(Credit: Newsday/Karen Wiles Stabile)

John Ciotti, right, GOP candidate for the Nassau County Legislature, talks to Angeli Chara and Conetta Cardon in Franklin Square. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Suffolk County Executive candidate Angie Carpenter campaigns at
(Credit: Ed Betz)

Suffolk County Executive candidate Angie Carpenter campaigns at the Babylon train station. (Nov. 8, 2011)

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Bibi Khan casts her vote at the Dutch
(Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa)

Bibi Khan casts her vote at the Dutch Broadway Elementary school in Elmont. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Martha Merget, 6, and Shannon Batjiaka, 6, wait
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Martha Merget, 6, and Shannon Batjiaka, 6, wait while Merget's mother votes at Alleghany Avenue Elementary School in Lindenhurst. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Voting at the Dutch Broadway Elementary school in
(Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa)

Voting at the Dutch Broadway Elementary school in Broadway. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Campaign signs near a polling station at William
(Credit: Carl Corry)

Campaign signs near a polling station at William Floyd School in Shirley. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Voting continues at the Dutch Broadway school in
(Credit: Newsday/Karen Wiles Stabile)

Voting continues at the Dutch Broadway school in Elmont. (Nov. 8, 2011)

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Gale Deans prepares to vote at Kennedy Memorial
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Gale Deans prepares to vote at Kennedy Memorial Park in Hempstead. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Lindenhurst resident Maureen Molinari brings her granddaughter Shannon,
(Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

Lindenhurst resident Maureen Molinari brings her granddaughter Shannon, 9, in the voting booth with her at Alleghany Avenue Elementary School. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Inspector Margaret Spellane assisting a Lindenhurst resident n
(Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

Inspector Margaret Spellane assisting a Lindenhurst resident n Election Day at Alleghany Avenue Elementary School. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Signs for Nassau County Legislature candidates Carrie Solages
(Credit: Newsday/Karen Wiles Stabile)

Signs for Nassau County Legislature candidates Carrie Solages and John Ciotti sit outside the Dutch Broadway school in Elmont.(Nov. 8, 2011)

The polls open on Election Day at Village
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

The polls open on Election Day at Village Hall in Mineola. (Nov. 8, 2011)

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Jeffrey Gales casts his vote at Village Hall
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Jeffrey Gales casts his vote at Village Hall on Election Day in Mineola. (Nov. 8, 2011)

From left, Carrie Solages, Democratic candidate for the
(Credit: Newsday/Karen Wiles Stabile)

From left, Carrie Solages, Democratic candidate for the Nassau County Legislature, talks to Connie and Sal Nardone of Elmont. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Polls open at Village Hall as Jeffrey Gales
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Polls open at Village Hall as Jeffrey Gales casts his vote in Mineola. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Suffolk County Executive candidate Angie Carpenter campaigns at
(Credit: Ed Betz)

Suffolk County Executive candidate Angie Carpenter campaigns at the Babylon train station. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Suffolk County Executive candidate Steve Bellone campaigns at
(Credit: James Carbone)

Suffolk County Executive candidate Steve Bellone campaigns at the Ronkonkoma train station on Election Day. (Nov. 8, 2011)

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From left, Michael Lawes, 10, of Elmont, listens
(Credit: Newsday/Karen Wiles Stabile)

From left, Michael Lawes, 10, of Elmont, listens as John Ciotti, Republican candidate for the Nassau County Legislature, talks to Rebecca Vetrano, 8, her mother, Carmela Vetrano of Franklin Square, and his mother, Tania Lawes of Elmont, in Franklin Square. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Suffolk County Executive candidate Angie Carpenter stands with
(Credit: Ed Betz)

Suffolk County Executive candidate Angie Carpenter stands with her 9-year-old granddaughter, Sydney, as she votes in West Islip. (Nov. 8, 2011)

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