Archive for Monday, November 5, 2012

Cuomo to allow affidavit ballots for Sandy victims

November 5, 2012

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— Gov. 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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