Long Lines Open Election Day in Rockland, Despite Huge Numbers of Early Voters

If you weren’t among the 36,195 early voters counted thus far by the Rockland Board of Elections, you and the rest of America will head to the polls today, Election Day. So far we’re hearing of very long lines at polling places around the county. 40,410 absentee ballots also were requested, nearly four times the number in the 2016 presidential election. Absentee ballot counting begins Friday and must be certified by November 28th. Rockland had a total of 206,086 registered voters for this election, almost 20,000 more than in 2016.

Polls are open until 9pm. Absentee ballots must be postmarked by today or dropped off at the Board of Elections or a poll site by 9pm. The secure drop box will be closed promptly at 9pm tonight. Rockland’s Democratic Elections Commissioner Kristen Zebrowski Stavisky says in this unprecedented time, those who got trained and worked behind-the scenes to help make Election Day happen deserve all the credit…

Rockland residents can vote for candidates for Congress, the New York State Assembly and State Senate, Supreme Court, and County Clerk. More locally, there are contested elections in Suffern and South Nyack for Trustee positions, there are uncontested elections in the villages of Haverstraw, Nyack, Piermont and Sloatsburg, and there’s the Palisades Center referendum in Clarkstown. Oh yeah, there’s also a presidential race, for which we may or may not know the winner tonight.

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