ALBANY, N.Y. - The New York State
Board of Elections has been busy fielding constant calls Tuesday.
Many of the calls have been
concerning voters who have been displaced by Sandy. This Election Day has come
with a unique challenge due to those displaced voters and those responding to
the disaster down state from out of town.
"A few poll sites have opened
late. I think we've moved past those issues largely," said John Conklin
with the NYS Board of Elections.
In an effort to help all the
displaced voters Governor Cuomo issued an order Monday allowing those in the
impacted counties to vote by affidavit at polling sites outside of their
"Some places are running out
of the affidavit ballots so the local boards are having to replenish the stock
for individual poll sites, said Conklin.
Some helping at a polling site at
UAlbany say the order has caused some confusion.
"A lot of students here at
UAlbany are from NYC and other areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. Its added a
lot of complexity to the problem here where that they're going to get the
affidavit ballots and it doesnt allow them to vote for down ballot races and it
really just slows down the process of getting them to put their ballot in the
machine and cast their vote," said Sean Collins with Citizen Action of NY.
It is unclear how affidavits could
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