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Biden Tops Primary Voting; Other Results Will Be Delayed


Former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday was on his way to adding New York delegates to his campaign for the Democratic nomination for president, but final results in several other congressional and local primaries on Long Island are likely at least a week away.
The Associated Press declared Biden the winner of the New York presidential primary shortly after the polls closed. But there still are 1.8 million absentee ballots statewide to be counted.
Precautions against the spread of the coronavirus are expected to create the first New York state election in which mailed-in absentee ballots will outnumber votes cast at polling places. The results reported Tuesday night by boards of election only include numbers from early voting from June 13 through Sunday as well as those who voted Tuesday at the polls.| read more ››

Black Lives Matter


Black Lives Matter

The Smithtown Democrats actively support the peaceful protests sponsored by Black Lives Matter and the NAACP in response to racial injustice. 

The abuse and fatalities caused by racial bias, perpetuated by institutional protection, must come to an end.

To accomplish this, we must acknowledge that racism has been part of the culture since the creation of the United States.  

We stand with every American who holds equality and freedom as fundamental values to be defended and cherished.   ...| read more ››

Governor Cuomo Issues Executive Order Recognizing Juneteenth as a Holiday for State Employees


Governor Will Advance Legislation to Make Juneteenth an Official State Holiday Next Year

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today issued an Executive Order recognizing Juneteenth as a holiday for state employees, in recognition of the official emancipation of African Americans throughout the United States. The Governor will also advance legislation to make Juneteenth an official state holiday next year.

"Friday is Juneteenth - a day to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States - and it's a day that is especially relevant in this moment in history," Governor Cuomo said. "Although slavery ended over 150 years ago, there has still been rampant, systemic discrimination and injustice...| read more ››

Voters to be Mailed Applications for Absentee Ballots for June Primaries


All voters will be mailed applications for absentee ballots to vote in the June primary elections in order to help avoid any threat of contracting the COVID-19 virus at polling places, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Friday.

Cuomo said he will issue an executive order that will send the applications for absentee ballots to all voters. A voter must check the box on the existing application for “temporary illness or physical disability,” but will not be required to appear before election officials to obtain an absentee ballot. Voters would have to mail the application to their local board of election, which will then send absentee ballots to them.| read more ››

Obtaining an Absentee Ballot for the June 23rd Primary (for Suffolk County Residents)


Obtaining an Absentee Ballot for the June 23rd Primary (for Suffolk County Residents)

Please see the attached pdf.

Governor Cuomo has issued several Executive Orders modifying the voting process to make it easier to vote safely. These orders apply only to the Primary being held on June 23rd.

• The signature requirement of the Absentee Ballot Application has been waived, allowing electronic

filing of Application/Request.

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