Planning on voting in the Patchogue Village elections on March 20?
Here is important information you need to know in order to cast your vote.
First, make sure that your voter registration lists your address as being within Patchogue Village. This can be confirmed on the Board of Elections website or by calling 631-852-4500.
The Village generally encompasses the area of Patchogue south of Sunrise Highway to the Great South Bay, west of Bay Avenue and east of Northwood Lane according to this aerial map from 2006 on Patchogue Village’s website.
If you need to register or recently moved to Patchogue Village and need to change your address, a new New York State Voter Registration Form will need to be filled out and mailed or delivered to the Suffolk County Board of Elections. The form must be received in the office and processed by Feb. 24 to meet the cutoff of 25 days before the March 20th election. The office is open from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and is located at 700 Yaphank Ave., in Yaphank.
Forms are available at , , the and the Department of Motor Vehicles, 2799 Route 112 in Medford.
Polling locations will open on March 20 from 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Election districts are divided using the borders provided in in the PDF section. The locations include Village Hall at 14 Baker Street for Districts 15 and 21, at 46 River Ave. for Districts 16 and 103, at 15 Jennings Ave. for Districts 17, 18 and 23, and the at 11 Park Street for Districts 19 and 20. Voting will take place using the of scanning forms marked in by pencil.
Absentee ballots are available on the Village’s website or in the PDF section.
When the polls close, the results from each voting district will be delivered to the Vilage Clerk for an official tally. Absentee votes will also have to be counted before the official result is delivered.
After voting, be sure to check back to the Patchogue Patch website, Facebook and Twitter as we will break the results as soon as they are available. Sign up for our Newsletters to also receive election alerts to your email inbox.
Follow all of our election updates on the Patch's 2012 Voter Guide topic page.
Editor's Note: The writer of this article has to do all of the above steps to register for this election, and encourages you to do the same if you live in Patchogue Village.