Polls Open as Usual in Sandy's Wake

Amagansett polling place
A voter, accompanied by two boys, checked in with Board of Elections poll-watchers at the Amagansett Fire House early Tuesday. David E. Rattray

     Voting got underway early Tuesday in East Hampton Town with the disruptions from Hurricane Sandy, which shook the region a little more than a week ago, beginning to subside. Polling places remained the same as last year here, unlike in more storm-ravaged areas of Long Island, New York City, and New Jersey.

     At the Amagansett Fire House, where voters three elections districts cast their ballots, a poll-watcher for the Suffolk Board of Elections said that there was a rush when the doors opened at 6:30 a.m. with all of the seats for those waiting a turn filled. Turnout had slowed by about 8 a.m. Lines that had formed for gasoline in the hamlet's three stations were considerably longer.

     Betty Mazur, an Amagansett resident keeping an eye on the voting for the East Hampton Democratic Committee, said that one of the two vote-tabulating machines had stopped working for a short time just after the polls opened. It was back accepting the paper ballots in minutes, she said, once an apparent jam was cleared.

Polling Places

Town of East Hampton

District 1: East Hampton High School

District 2: Pierson High School

District 3: Amagansett Firehouse

District 4: Springs Firehouse

District 5: East Hampton Neighborhood House

District 6: Montauk Playhouse

District 7: Wainscott Old Schoolhouse

District 8: John M. Marshall Elementary School

District 9: Springs Firehouse

District 10: Montauk Playhouse

District 11: East Hampton Neighborhood House

District 12: Amagansett Firehouse

District 13: John M. Marshall Elementary School

District 14: East Hampton High School

District 15: Springs Firehouse

District 16: East Hampton Neighborhood House

District 17: Springs Firehouse

District 18: Montauk Playhouse

District 19: Montauk Playhouse


Town of Southampton (eastern)

District 1: Sag Harbor Fire Department

District 2: Community Bible Church

District 3: Bridgehampton Community House

District 4: Southampton: Hamptons Alliance Church, Water Mill

District 13: Bridgehampton Community House

District 21 Sag Harbor Fire Department (Brick Kiln Road)

District 31 North Haven Village Hall

District 36 Community Bible Church

Registered voters may search their election district and polling place at the Suffolk Board of Elections Web site at suffolkvotes.com.