With Election Day turmoil expected because of the ongoing problems caused by Superstorm Sandy, Gov. Cuomo has signed an executive order allowing displaced voters to cast ballots at any polling site.
A person would go to a polling place, sign an affidavit and fill out a ballot anonymously, Cuomo said.
The vote will count for the presidential race or the U.S. Senate race.
But a person’s vote won’t count if they are voting at a site that is not their home state Senate or Assembly district.
“It’s fair,” he said. “You can’t vote for a race that you’re not eligible to vote for.”
“It’s a difficult situation,” he said. “The Board of Elections appears to be working hard to do everything they can. But you have people who are displaced. We’re trying to do the best we can. We want to allow everyone to vote and make it easy as possible.”
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