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The Democratic Party has far outpaced Republicans in recruiting new registered voters in Suffolk County in the past year,
Turnout for the 2020 election soared in Suffolk County and on the East End to the highest level in decades, with more than 75 percent of registered voters casting ballots, and more than 80 percent in some towns.
Southold, Shelter Island and Smithtown all saw turnouts of more than 80 percent, while Southampton and East Hampton both saw just over 77 percent turnout.
Countywide turnout in the 2016 presidential election was about 70 percent and the 2012 election just over 65 percent. In the 2018 mid-term election, turnout was only about 55 percent countywide and 57 percent in the 1st Congressional District.
The final tallying of absentee ballots was concluded on December 3, exactly one month after Election Day.
New York State election law made the state’s count one of the most drawn out in the country, because … [more].