Do you know where your polling place is? Under normal circumstances, there is always some confusion about where to vote. But Hurricane Sandy compounded that problem many fold. For most of us, our polling place has not changed. But for tens of thousands more, it has been moved courtesy Hurricane Sandy. The New York state and city election boards claim that they are updating their data bases and websites.
Here is where you can get information:
- NYC polling site changes: Click here for a link where the Board of Elections promises to post a PDF of polling site changes.
- New York State polling site changes: Click here for information for Nassau, Orange, Rockland, Suffolk, Sullivan and Westchester counties and NYC.
NEW YORK STATE AFFIDAVIT BALLOTS: Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an Executive Order that allows voters from 9 counties (the 5 NYC boroughs plus Nassau, Rockland, Suffolk and Westchester) to complete an affidavit ballot at any polling site in New York State for President and United States Senator. It will also count any other races that appear on the official ballot in the voter’s home district. Read more.
NEW JERSEY: [This information is from the WABC website] “Chris Christie announced e-mail and fax voting system so displaced New Jersey residents can vote electronically.
To vote electronically, displaced voters may submit a mail-in ballot application either by e-mail or fax to their county clerk. Once an application is approved, the clerk will electronically send a ballot to the voter by either fax or e-mail in accordance to the voter’s preference. Voters must return their electronic ballot by fax or email no later than November 6, 2012, at 8 p.m.
Voters can download a mail-in ballot application for their county by clicking here.
A list of county clerk websites, phone numbers and fax numbers are available by clicking here.
Separate directives were also issued to enable displaced voters and first responders to vote by provisional ballot at a polling place in a county other than the voter’s county of registration. The deadline for county clerks to receive mail-in ballots has been extended to November 19, 2012, for any ballot postmarked on or before November 5, 2012. Mail-in ballots post marked later than November 5th will not be accepted.”