East End’s NY Legislative Districts Shift Amid Redistricting


Some East End residents will have their New York State representatives replaced next year under the recently enacted, Democratic-led redistricting plan that Republicans promptly challenged in court, arguing the changes are unconstitutional.

The First Assembly District, which currently covers the South Fork, Shelter Island and stretches west to Shirley, under the revision ends in Westhampton and includes most of the North Fork. The Second Assembly District that has covered the Town of Southold instead stops at the Riverhead town line and pushes south into northern communities in the Town of Southampton. And the First Senate District that covers the entire East End pushes further west to Old Field on the North Shore and shrinks eastward from Bellport to Westhampton on the South Shore — assuming the plan survives legal challenges.