Early voting in the June 28 statewide primary election will begin Saturday at 26 sites across Suffolk County.

Registered Democrats and Republicans will choose their party’s candidate for governor. Democrats will also choose their party’s candidate for lieutenant governor.

Running for the Democratic nomination for governor are incumbent Gov. Kathy Hochul and challengers Rep. Thomas Suozzi (NY-03) and NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams.

Running for the Republican nomination are former Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, former Trump administration official Andrew Giuliani, businessman Harry Wilson and Rep. Lee Zeldin (NY-01).

Democratic candidates for lieutenant governor are Ana María Archila, Antonio Delgado and Diana Reyna.

Voters can cast early ballots at any of the 26 early voting sites in Suffolk. All locations are accessible to voters with disabilities.

Local early voting sites:

  • Evans K. Griffing County Center, 300 Center Drive, Riverside;
  • Riverhead Senior Center, 60 Shade Tree lane, Aquebogue;
  • Manorville Fire Department, 16 Silas Carter Road, Manorville; and
  • Southold Senior Center, 750 Pacific Street, Mattituck.

Early voting hours for the June 28 primary elections are:

  • Saturday, June 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Monday, June 20 from from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 21 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 22 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 23 from 12 noon to 8 p.m.
  • Friday, June 24 from 12 noon to 8 p.m
  • Saturday, June 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 26 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Voting during early voting is the same as voting on Election Day. When you get to the early voting center, you will check in to vote, receive your ballot and vote as any other election, the county board of elections said.

A second party primary election is scheduled for Aug. 23 in congressional and state senate races. The primary elections in those races were postponed after new congressional and state senate maps adopted by the state were invalidated by the state’s highest court, which ruled the process to develop the maps did not meet the requirements of the state constitution. New maps were subsequently developed by a court-appointed special master.

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