General Information

Voting Absentee

If a resident is registered to vote but will be out of town on the day of the vote because of their occupation, business, vacation or studies, they can complete an absentee ballot application and vote absentee. These applications are available at the Reference desks at all four of our Library buildings.

The Smithtown Library has its own absentee voter application; we do not accept the Suffolk County Board of Elections absentee form.

We will not accept reproductions or copies of the absentee ballot applications.

You must indicate on the application whether you would like to receive your ballot in person, designate someone to pick it up for you, or have your ballot mailed.

Absentee applications returned by mail to the Community Relations Department at the Nesconset Branch must be postmarked no later than the seventh day before the vote (October 7th).

If it is AFTER October 7th, applications MUST be hand delivered to the Nesconset Branch, Community Relations Department, between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and will be accepted up to and including 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 10, 2014 (the last business day before the vote).

No absentee ballots will be given out after 5:00 pm on Friday, Oct. 10.

Once the official ballots are ready, all applicants will receive their ballot as indicated on the application. The deadline for all ballots to be returned is 5:00 p.m. on the day of the election.

 

Otis M. Thornhill

otis thornhill
 

Residence:

  • Commack

Marital Status:

  • Married, 2 children
Education: 
  • B.A in History - Hamilton College
  • Executive M.B.A. - Pace University

Work Experience: 

  • Executive - Adelphia Business Solutions - 2000-2001
  • Executive -Verzion Telecommunications  - 1980-2000
  • Manager - Equitable Life Group Health Service - 1969-1979

Organizations:  

  • Vice President - Friends of the Smithtown Library - 2012-2014
  • Secretary - Rotary Club of Smithtown Sunrise - 2004-2014

Statement:  

Support the library's administration and staff in providing excellent services to all patrons of the library district. Seek financial support from NY State to offset costs of providing these services. Ensure that the library offers opportunity for outstanding staff members, so that they will continue working in our library.

Rudy W. Zientarski

  rudysmall

 Residence:  

  • Smithtown

Marital Status:

  • Married, 2 children

Education:

  • Bachelor Degree - Fordham College
  • Master's Degree - Fordham College

Work Experience:

  • Teacher - St. Francis Preparatory High School - 1968-2012

Organizations:

  • National Council for the Social Studies
  • Organization of American Historians
  • New York Historical Society 

 

Statement:

Since my retirement two years ago I have become a “library guy” which means that I very much enjoy libraries including Smithtown and its branches, Sachem, East Islip and Rogers in Southampton.  I have gotten to see the different programs that are offered: lectures, book discussion clubs, museum passes, movies, computers and print stations.  In comparing different libraries I think that Smithtown holds its own very nicely but I would like to expand the museum pass to include more places, particularly in NYC – the Met, MOMA, MCNY and the New York Historical Society.  I went on library sponsored bus trips and would like to see more of these to L.I. museums, sporting events.  Also if a movie is offered in any branch, could there be a question sheet or a discussion particularly if based on a true story.  I have experience in doing the latter.  There should be consideration given to any budget increase and cost cutting when necessary.

Library Board Candidates - 2014

 
Click on the Candidate's Photo for a Brief Bio
(Candidate's Bios appear unedited and are listed according to position on the ballot)
 
 
 
 
 rudysmall    otis thornhill
Rudy W. Zientarski    Otis M. Thornhill
    (incumbent)
 
 
Please note:  There are two (2) available positions.

Where Do I Go to Vote?

All residents in the Town of Smithtown are assigned a "home" branch of the Library at which to vote.  ANY resident may vote at ANY of the Library buildings; however, if you choose not to go to your "home" branch, you will vote by paper ballot, not machine. 
 
You are assigned to the COMMACK Branch if you: 
  • Reside in zip code 11725
  • Reside in zip code 11788 and live SOUTH of Veterans Memorial Highway
  • Reside in zip code 11787 and live WEST of Blydenburgh County Park, Caleb Smith State Park and Plymouth Boulevard
 
You are assigned to the KINGS PARK Branch if you:
  • Reside in zip code 11754 and 11768
  • Resided in zip code 11787 and live NORTH of Route 25, Old Northport Road and Landing Road, WEST of Route 25A (St. Johnland Road) and EAST of Plymouth Boulevard
 
You are assigned to the NESCONSET Branch if you:
  • Reside in zip code 11767 (Please note: those homeowners who reside in the Sachem School and Library District CANNOT vote in this election)
  • Reside SOUTH of Route 25 from the Smithtown-Brookhaven Border to Southern Bouelvard
  • Reside EAST of Southern Boulevard from Route 25 to Route 347-Nesconset Highway
  • Reside SOUTH of Route 347-Nesconset Highway from Southern Boulevard to the Smithtown Greenbelt Town Park
  • Reside EAST of the Smithtown Greenbelt Town Park from Route 347-Nesconset Highway to the Smithtown-Islip border
 
You are assigned to the SMITHTOWN Main Building if you:
  • Reside in zip code 11780 (Please note: those homeowners who reside in the Three Village Library District-Emma S. Clark Memorial Library CANNOT vote in this election)
  • Reside in zip code 11788 and live SOUTH of Route 347-Nesconset Highway
  • Reside in zip code 11787 and live EAST of Blydenburgh County Park, Caleb Smith State Park and Route 25A (St. Johnland Road) and SOUTH of Landing Road
 
 
Please call Laura Poppe, Clerk of the Election, at 360-2489, for futher information.