Don't forget to vote today. If you're in NYC and have been displaced by Hurricane Sandy, you can vote at any polling place that is convenient for you by requesting an affidavit ballot at that polling place. If you live in an area seriously impacted by the hurricane but were not displaced, you need to know where your regular polling place is or where it was moved to. Here's how you can quickly do that.
Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer writes:
IMPORTANT: If you have been displaced by Hurricane Sandy, you are eligible to vote at any polling place. Just go to any polling place in the city and request an affidavit ballot.
It’s important to note that, due to Hurricane Sandy, more than sixty polling places around the city have been moved. As a result, you might be voting at a new location tomorrow.
There are a few ways to find out if your polling place has moved:
Check out the New York City Board of Elections’ frequently-updated list of relocated poll sites;
Text NYCVOTES to 877877;
Call the New York State Board of Elections’ toll-free hotline for people with Sandy-related voting questions (including questions related to polling site location changes). The number is 1-855-NYS-SANDY (1-855-697-7263);
Visit whosontheballot.org and type in your address. At whosontheballot.org, you can also learn more about the candidates on the ballot in your area.
As always, polling places will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.