Voting on a proposal to create a Mastic Beach village will take place Aug. 31 from noon to 9 p.m. at the Mastic Beach Fire Department, Brookhaven Town officials announced Tuesday.
In a news release, the town also outlined the following details:
• Anyone registered to vote and residing within the boundaries of the proposed village is eligible to participate in the election.
• Nonregistered residents who live within the proposed village boundaries must register in person at the Suffolk County Board of Elections no later than Wednesday, Aug. 25, to vote in this special election.
• No absentee ballots are allowed.
• The decision on whether to create a village is based on a majority vote.
• Polling inspectors will be individuals from the proposed Village of Mastic Beach boundaries in accordance with New York State law.
• No electioneering may take place within 100 feet of the polling place.
• The same voting machines in place the last several years will be used in the election.
• The roll will be available for inspection at the Town of Brookhaven Clerk’s office on Aug. 26, 27 and 30 from noon to 9 p.m.
• In accordance with New York State Village Law, public notice will be posted in five locations: The Mastic Beach Fire Department, Mastic Beach Ambulance, the Mastic Beach post office, the Nutrition Center and the Handy Pantry.
• NYS Village Law also requires that it be published in a local newspaper in two separate issues. The town will use the South Shore Press and will post the results on the town website.
Questions? Call the Brookhaven Town clerk’s office at 631-451-9101.