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Polling Site, Elections Information for the Tri-State



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    A man waits his turn to vote at a Mobile Voting Precinct van Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, in Burlington, N.J. Many victims displaced by Superstorm Sandy are taking advantage of offers to vote early. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed executive order that will allow displaced voters to cast ballots by affidavit at any polling site they can reach.

    The order permits voters to sign affidavits that they're legally registered to vote in the presidential and state races and cast ballots at any open polling site, even those outside their neighborhoods.
    But they won't be able to vote for state legislative candidates unless the polling place is within the proper legislative district.
    Voters can see a sample ballot here. 

    In New York City, some schools and other buildings designated as polling sites suffered damage or loss of power from Sandy. The city Board of Elections is advising voters to check its website for the latest information on polling sites.

    Voters can enter a New York City address into the site's poll locator to learn the polling place for that address.

    There is also a poll site app for iPhone, Android or Blackberry.

    To find changed polling sites in New York City, click here.
    The MTA says it is providing free "voter shuttles'' on Election Day for people in the Rockaways, Staten Island and Coney Island whose regular polling places were damaged in last week's storm.
    The MTA says the shuttle buses will run every 15 to 20 minutes Tuesday in addition to regular bus service and carry voters to alternate voting sites.
    The buses marked "MTA Voter Shuttle'' will run from 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

    6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Races for president, U.S. Senate, U.S. House, and in some cases, for county and local seats, including school boards, as well as two state ballot questions.
    Some polling places have been moved because of devastation from the storm. The state dropped its earlier plan to use military trucks as makeshift polling places in some locations.
    Voters can find their polling place at http://www.nj.gov/state/elections . Those with smartphones can get information about polling places by texting WHERE to number 877877.
    Voters unable to get to the polls because they were displaced by the storm or are working on recovery efforts can vote by fax, email or via a provisional ballot from any polling place in the state.
    Those who want to vote by email or fax must waive their right to a private ballot. They can apply for the ballots until 5 p.m. Tuesday and return them until poll-closing time at 8 p.m. For more information, voters can go to http://www.nj.gov/state/elections. They can also call (877) 658-6837.
    Unlike military and overseas voters who follow similar procedures, those voters will not be required to send in paper copies of their ballots.
    Displaced voters who choose to vote via provisional ballots can go to any polling place in the state. They will be given simple ballots allowing votes to be cast only for president, U.S. Senate and two referenda questions. They will not be able to cast ballots in U.S. House, county, municipal and school board elections.
    For Nassau County, check here.
    For Suffolk County, check here.
    For Connecticut, check here.  To see a sample ballot for your hometown, check here.

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