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Nassau Election Day checklist

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. Polls will open in Nassau County at 6 a.m. and close at 9 p.m.

ELIGIBLE VOTERS. Residents who are registered voters with the Nassau County Board of Elections are eligible to cast ballots. For various reasons, a registration may have been put on an inactive list. If voters arrive at their correct poll site and find they are not on the list of eligible voters, they can still vote by affidavit, and its validity will be reviewed, or they can seek a court order as discussed below. Election officials urge voters who have not received a registration postcard in the mail to call 516-571-2411 to check eligibility and verify their polling place. Voters who have moved within Nassau County since the last time they voted and have not re-registered under their new address can call 516-571-2411 to find their new voting place.  Voters may also go to the Nassau County Board of Elections website or check their registration and polling place on the website of the NYS Board of Elections:

THE PROCEDURE. Voting instructions are posted at all polling places and are printed on the ballot. Election officials are available at the poll sites to answer questions. All ballots appear in English and Spanish. A Spanish interpreter is available at designated polling areas and one is available at the Board of Elections by phone.  Judges also will be available for election-related rulings. To seek a court order, voters can go to the Supreme Court, North Entrance, 100 Supreme Court Dr. in Mineola. 

ABSENTEE BALLOTS. Completed absentee ballots applications had to have been postmarked by Oct. 30. (one week before election) but can be obtained in person at the Board of Elections until Nov. 5, which is the last day to postmark the completed General Election absentee ballot. The ballot can be returned in person by Nov. 6 (Election Day) to the Board of Elections, 240 Old Country Rd., Fifth Floor, Mineola. 

WRITE-IN VOTING. To vote for a person whose name is not on the ballot, voters can write directly on the ballots in the space provided for write-ins. Be sure to spell the name correctly, fill in the oval completely and add no extra marks. 

POLLING PLACES. The Nassau County Board of Elections has mailed out postcards with voting sites.  Voters also can call 516-571-2411 (en Espanol, 516-571-1245) with questions about polling places, go to the Nassau County Board of Elections website or check their registration and polling place on the website of the NYS Board of Elections:


DISABLED VOTERS. Each polling place will have a handicapped-accessible ballot-marking device. The machines, which can accommodate wheelchairs, have tactile voting for the blind and sip-and-puff or rocker panels for quadriplegics and headphones for voters who need them.

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