Election 2020: Garden City Voter Guide

GARDEN CITY, NY — Voters in Garden City will head to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 3, for the 2020 general election.

In addition to the presidential and congressional races, there are several key races at the state and local level. Voting will be different this year thanks to rules approved to expand early and mail-in voting in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

The deadline to register to vote is Oct. 24. You can check your voting status on the Secretary of State’s website, where you can also find your polling place.

There are several ways residents can vote:

Mail-In Voting

Vote-by-mail applications must be received by the Nassau County clerk by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 27.

The ballot itself must either be personally delivered to the board of elections no later than the close of polls on Election Day, or postmarked by a governmental postal service not later than the day of the election and received no later than the 7th day after the election.

Early Voting

Early voting starts on Oct. 24 and runs until Nov. 1.

There are 15 early voting locations in Nassau County:

  • Elmont Public Library, 700 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont

  • Floral Park Recreation Center, 124 Stewart St., Floral Park

  • Freeport Recreation Center, 130 E. Merrick Road, Freeport

  • Recreation Complex at St. Paul’s Field House, 295 Stewart Ave., Garden City

  • Brierley Park, 65 Dartmouth St., Hempstead

  • Levittown Hall, 201 Levittown Parkway, Hicksville

  • Lawrence Country Club, 101 Causeway, Lawrence

  • Oyster Bay Town Hall South, 977 Hicksville Road, Massapequa

  • North Merrick Public Library, 1691 Meadowbrook Road, North Merrick

  • Mid-Island Y JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Road, Plainview

  • Gayle Community Center, 53 Orchard St., Roslyn Heights

  • St. Markella Greek Orthodox Church, 1960 Jones Ave., Wantagh

  • West Hempstead Public Library, 500 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead

  • Yes We Can Center-New Cassel, 141 Garden St., Westbury

  • Nassau County Board of Elections, 240 Old Country Road, Mineola

Any voter can vote at any of the early voting locations. The times the locations are open vary by date.

  • Oct. 24, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Oct. 25, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Oct. 26, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Oct. 27, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Oct. 28, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Oct. 29, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Oct. 30, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Oct. 31, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Nov. 1, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

All polling locations are open at all times, except for the Board of Elections office, which is open for voting until 8 p.m. on Oct. 26 and 28.

Voting on Election Day

Polls in New York are open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Election Day.

You can find your assigned polling place by visiting the New York State Board of Elections website. For questions about voting in Garden City, contact the Nassau County Board of Elections at 516-571-VOTE (8683).

Key Races

The following are the key contested races that will be on the ballot for Garden City voters:

President/Vice President

Joe Biden/Kamala Harris (Democrat)
Donald Trump/Mike Pence (Republican) – Incumbent

Congress — U.S. House District 4

Kathleen Rice (Democrat) – Incumbent
Douglas Tuman (Republican)

State Senate — District 6

Kevin Thomas (Democrat) — Incumbent
Dennis Dunne, Sr. (Republican)

State Assembly — District 19

Ed Ra (Republican) — Incumbent
Gary Port (Democrat)

This article originally appeared on the Garden City Patch

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