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Absentee ballots roll in

While New York does not have early voting, Nassau and Suffolk election officials say 93,821 absentee ballots have been requested, and so far 56,878 votes have been turned in.

Suffolk, as of midday Friday, had 50,889 absentee requests, and 31,879 votes had come in. Of the requests, 18,275 came from Democrats, and 17,026 were from Republicans. Of ballots already cast, 11,471 were from Democrats, and 11,191 from Republicans.

In Nassau, 42,932 absentees were requested, and 24,999 have been returned. Of the absentee requests, 17,422 came from Democrats and 14,899 from Republicans. Of the ballots already turned in, 10,338 were from Democrats and 9,073 were from Republicans.

Those who have received or filed absentees can still show up at the polls and vote. Election officials say if an individual decides to vote in person, their absentee ballot will be discarded.


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