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Cuomo to Allow Affidavit Ballots for Sandy Victims

Monday, November 05, 2012

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has agreed to issue an executive order that will allow displaced voters to cast ballots by affidavit at any polling site they can reach Tuesday.

The order will permit 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.

New Jersey is allowing voters to use provisional ballots at any polling site.

Common Cause-New York and the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University Law School urged the action earlier Monday.

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Bruce F. from Manhattan

While on line waiting to vote (Murray School at 33rd Street on the East Side), I heard a poll worker say that they were closing the doors at 9pm. This is not the law, at least as I understand it. It is their job to control the line, making certain that no one gets on line after 9pm. But if you are on line at 9pm, you must be allowed to vote.

Nov. 06 2012 03:24 PM

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