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Hurricane Sandy Election Changes

November 2, 2012   ·   Election Protection

All states updated 6:45PM EST November 5, 2012

Note:
States and counties are still making changes to Election Day information. Please check back frequently, and if you encounter any problems voting call 1-866-OUR-VOTE.

Connecticut
The following polling places in Connecticut were moved due to complications from Hurricane Sandy:
Municipality          Old Location                     New Location
Bridgeport           Longfellow School              AquaCulture School
New London         Ocean Beach Park             Harbor School

New Jersey
Polling locations on Election Day will be open 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Voters can text 877877 to find out the location of their polling place, or call 866-Our-Vote. This is a partial list of changes, but please check back for updates: http://www.866ourvote.org/pages/hurricane-sandy-election-updates-new-jersey  If you have any trouble voting, please call 866-Our-Vote.

Voters may go to their County Clerk’s office to fill out and turn in absentee ballots on Election Day. Polling places that have power will open as planned. Some polling places are being consolidated or set up in temporary shelters, and military vehicles are being outfitted to serve as temporary polling places.

Provisional Ballots:
New Jersey voters displaced by Sandy may cast a provisional ballot at any polling place in New Jersey. Registered voters’ provisional votes will be counted for President, Senator, and any other office or question on that provisional ballot  for which the voters is eligible to vote.  If you encounter any problems voting please call 866-Our-Vote.

Email/Fax Ballots:
New Jersey voters displaced by Hurricane Sandy may use the existing process that allows for “overseas voters” to vote by absentee ballot. The applications can be found here: http://www.nj.gov/state/elections/voting-information-vote-by-mail.html.  To have your ballot faxed or emailed to you, please include your fax number or email address. The request for an absentee ballot must be made by 5pm on November 6th (Election Day). The ballot should then be faxed or emailed back to your county clerk by 8pm on November 6th (Election Day). After submitting electronically, the voter must mail the paper ballot to the county clerk.

New York
Absentee ballots may be obtained in person on November 5th until 9 pm at each borough Board of Elections site. Updates, as well as the addresses of current Board of Elections offices, can be checked at http://vote.nyc.ny.us. Absentee ballots must be postmarked Nov. 5th, but can be returned in person to the Board of Elections until 9pm on Tuesday, November 6th (Election Day). The state is allowing 13 days instead of 7 days from November 5th for ballots to be received.

Addresses of current Board of Elections offices can be checked at http://vote.nyc.ny.us.
List of polling site changes in NYC: http://vote.nyc.ny.us/downloads/pdf/documents/boe/2012GeneralElection/pollsitechangepostsandy.pdf
List of polling site changes on Long Island: http://www.866ourvote.org/newsroom/news/body/RELOCATED-VOTING-SITES_24353941_1.pdf

Provisional Ballots:
NYC, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, and Rockland county voters may cast a provisional ballot at any polling place in New York. Registered voters’ provisional votes will be counted for President, statewide offices, and any other office or question on that provisional ballot  for which the voters is eligible to vote.  If you encounter any problems voting please call 866-Our-Vote.

Pennsylvania
Bucks County is moving the Riegelsville Borough Hall polling site to Riegelsville Fire Hall, 333 Delaware Ave., Riegelsville.