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Are you ready to cast your vote? Here are some Election Day voting essentials

Tomorrow is Election Day across the nation. Polls in New York will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

You can check your registration and find your polling place on the Suffolk County Board of Elections website.

If you have obtained an absentee ballot, today (Nov. 5) is the deadline for mailing it in.

Voting instructions and a sample ballot will be posted at all polling places.

Voters who experience problems on Election Day can call a national hotline staffed with legal experts to answer questions at 866-OUR-VOTE or can send tweets regarding problems to @866ourvote. The hotline is a service of Election Protection, a nonpartisan voter protection coalition led by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

The 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) hotline will be available to answer calls on Election Day from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. for live, real-time assistance. For bilingual English/Spanish assistance voters should call 888-VE-Y-VOTA (888-839-8682) from 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. 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.

Voters experiencing problems on Election Day can also call the N.Y. State Attorney General’s office at 800-771-7755 or email [email protected] to troubleshoot and resolve issues encountered at the polls. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York has also launched a hotline to receive complaints: 718-254-6790.

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Denise Civiletti
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