Local Advocates Rally for Fairer Early Voting Sites in Suffolk County
Only ten early voting poll sites for 1 million voters in Suffolk
NEW YORK, NY (08/27/2019) (readMedia)-- With fewer than two months until New Yorkers first-ever chance to vote early, dozens of local Suffolk County advocates from the Sayville Citizens, Long Island Civic Engagement and more, will join together to demand the Suffolk County Board of Elections (BOE) make early voting poll sites accessible for all voters and encourage them to create voting centers, where all Suffolk County voters can cast their ballots.
Currently, there are only ten early voting poll sites in Suffolk County for close to one million active voters. For example, Sayville voters will have to vote in Islip. In Nassau County, voters are allowed to vote at any early voting poll center in the county.
In January, the New York State legislature passed - and Governor Cuomo signed into law - early voting, which gives voters 9 days before Election Day to vote beginning October 26.
Jarret Berg, Founder of Vote Early NY
Rep from Senator Monica Martinez’s Office
Members of the Bayshore Huddle
Pastor Ray Banuolo, United Congregational Church of Sayville
Ed O'Donnell, Sayville Citizens/Town of Islip Dems
Rodman Serrano, LI Civic Engagement
Let NY Vote Advocates
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Press conference to demand the Suffolk County BOE make early voting poll sites accessible for all voters.
|WHEN:||Thursday August 29, 2019 at 11:00AM Eastern Time (US & Canada)|
|WHERE:||Sayville Congressional Church
131 Middle Road
Sayville, New York