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Nassau, Suffolk show rise in voter registrations

Voting booths on Election Day at the Wheatley

Voting booths on Election Day at the Wheatley High School in Old Westbury, on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

With only five days left to register to vote in the Nov. 8 presidential elections, Nassau and Suffolk so far have 51,856 more voters eligible to go the polls this year — total of 1.9 million voters.

And as of Friday, the ranks of Long Island Democrats since the beginning of the year had swelled by 20,507, compared with 10,398 for Republicans.

In Nassau, enrollment so far has grown by 26,239 to 979,822 voters. Democrats now outnumber Republicans 376,540 to 322,893, while 224,035 are not enrolled in any political party.

Since January, Democratic ranks in Nassau have grown by 11,572 compared with 4,018 for Republicans. There are 9,671 voters not aligned with any party.

In Suffolk, enrollment has grown by 25,617 to 933,560. Democratic voters outnumber Republicans 308,298 to 298,625, while those not enrolled in any party total 249,119.

Since January, Democratic ranks have grown by 8,930 voters, compared with 6,280 for Republicans. There are 8,707 voters not aligned to any party.

The deadline for mail-in registration or enrolling through the Department of Motor Vehicles is Friday, but the Nassau and Suffolk election boards on Saturday will have 27 sites where people can personally register to vote. In Nassau, people can call 516-571-2411 and in Suffolk 631-852-4500 for the list of registration sites and times they will be open.

Rick Brand


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