Democracy is not a spectator sport and we in the LWV of Huntington are definitely not spectators. We do voter registration drives, sponsor candidate nights, engage students in programs at their schools, help register new citizens at naturalization ceremonies, visit our elected politicians, attend Huntington Town Board meetings, do programs on the environment, health care, government, etc.
If you wish to know more about us, call the LWV of Huntington at (631) 421-5164 or email our officers or attend any of our meetings including board meetings. All are welcome!
LWV Huntington President: Colette Steward Knuth CSKHuntington@lwv-suffolkcounty.org
Republican Voters will be issued a ballot with candidates listed. The voter will choose one candidate, but will not vote for delegates. Please be advised that some candidates have withdrawn from the race but are still listed on the New York Ballot. Delegates for the Republican Party's national convention are selected by the state's Republican Committee.
Democratic Voters will be asked to vote for the Presidential candidate AND delegates for the democratic convention. The delegate distribution will be determined by the number of votes each Presidential candidate receives. Based on the population of your congressional district, you will vote for 5-7 delegates (indicated on the ballot instructions). Outside of NYC, the delegates listed in the same row across from the Presidential candidate are the delegates for that candidate. In NYC, the delegates are listed in a separate column next to the column of Presidential candidates; the name of the candidate that they are pledged to support is indicated under the delegate's name (see sample ballot here).
For any questions regarding your ballot please call the Suffolk County Board of Elections at 631 852-4500.
Congressional Primary - Tuesday 28 June 2016
General Election - Tuesday 8 November 2016
If you have moved since the last time you voted, you must re-register.
SUFFOLK COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS
P.O. Box 700, Yaphank Avenue, Yaphank, NY 11980 (631) 852-4500
Hours for Live, Real-Time Assistance:
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
6 a.m. to 9 p.m. EDT for English assistance (866-OUR-VOTE)
5:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. EDT for bilingual English/Spanish assistance (888-VE-Y-VOTA)
Election Protection's toll-free hotlines, 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) administered by the Lawyers' Committee for English, and 888-VE-Y-VOTA (888-839-8682) administered by NALEO Educational Fund for bilingual assistance (English/Spanish), are available to any voter who needs information, assistance or guidance in understanding their rights. Assistance is also available in six Asian languages--Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Bengali, Urdu and Tagalog--through the 888-API-VOTE hotline, which is managed by Asian Americans Advancing Justice--AAJC and APIA Vote. However, for the primary election, the 888-API-VOTE hotline will not be providing real-time assistance on April 19; voters will be asked to leave a voicemail.
Note that the 866-OUR-VOTE hotline is available to assist voters year-round. However, outside of select election dates, voters may be directed to voicemail and their call will be returned in one to two business days.
Hearing 1 proposed authorization of an override of the tax levy limit established in General Municipal Law. The 2017 limit set by NYS tax cap is 0.68%. Multiple organizations, individuals, and people that provide (or have provided) town services and would be affected by the cuts that would ensue from the tax limit spoke in favor of the override. After a short recess, the authorization to pierce the State mandated tax cap was passed unanimously upon which the Board approved a 2.85% tax increase.
Residents living near the proposed Brightwaters Assisted Living spoke against allowing an extension of time for the developer.
The Board authorized:
LWV of Huntington voter registration drive at Bristal Assisted Living
Photos from LI Fall Festival: Our newest volunteer a high school senior helped us register voters. Our male members also help us. LWV not for women only!
Our local librarians displayed flyer informing who needed to register by Oct 9
The League of Women Voters invited the Third Congressional District Democratic primary candidates to the Cold Spring Harbor Public Library on June 15 to discuss their positions.
On June 28 registered Democratic voters will have the opportunity to vote for their choice of one of the five candidates: Jonathan Clarke, Jon Kaiman, Anna Kaplan, Steven Stern and Tom Suozzi. The winner on June 28 will compete in November in the race to replace Steve Israel as Member of Congress for that district.
To view the June 15 Candidate Meeting in full, click here
Do you enjoy discussing water protection, energy options, campaign financing, women's equality, election processes, ethics, judicial justice and other public policy issues?
If you have answered yes to any of the above, I encourage you to visit the January Legislative Committee meeting. We will be setting the agenda for the next few months leading to April/May visits with elected officials from Huntington.
Prior to these visits we discuss the background education materials supplied by our state league organization and reports from our local league observers to the town board and county legislature. I believe you will enjoy being a participant of a team of 3-4 committee members having a conversation with your NY state representative.
Arlene Forwand, Chair AFHuntington@lwv-suffolkcounty.org
On June 27, 2002, members of the LWV of Huntington voted to accept the position statement on affordable housing adopted by the LWV of Suffolk County.
In order to meet the current and future housing needs of all citizens regardless of economic circumstances, there should be a diversity of affordable housing opportunities and types (ownership and rentals and single and multiple dwellings).
Treasurer and Membership Chair
Editor of Voter
Arlene Forwand,Corresponding Secretary
Honarary Directors Emerita
Active committees of LWV Huntington include:
chair: Arlene Forwand AFHuntington@lwv-suffolkcounty.org
Membership and Development committee
chair: Joyce Whitehead JWHuntington@lwv-suffolkcounty.org
Anyone interested in being on these committees should contact the committee chair for information.