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Where to Vote in Hurricane Affected Areas

Hurricane Sandy Effects - Emmons Avenue Brooklyn2

For information on states other than Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware, please visit

In Pennsylvania:

As of November 2, the deadline for voters to request absentee ballots (5:00 pm Tuesday, October 30th) was extended by one day for each day that a county's offices were closed. The deadline for county election offices to receive completed absentee ballots was to be extended until 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5, on a county-by-county basis. Allegheny Co., PA has extended the deadline to accept completed absentee ballots to 8pm on Election Day.

In New Jersey:

The Department of State has issued several voting directives for residents affected by the Hurricane.   First Responders have been given the ability to vote as if they were members of the military or overseas voters.

Displaced voters will be treated as if they were overseas voters.  As such, they may submit mail-in ballot applications to their local Board of Elections by 5 PM on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, via email or fax.  The County Clerk will then determine if the applicant is a qualified voter and, if qualified, will send a ballot and waiver of secrecy form via email or fax.  These forms must be transmitted by email or fax back to the County by 8 PM on November 6, 2012.

Displaced voters may also vote by provisional ballot at any New Jersey polling site. Polling places are being relocated and voting hours extended on a county-by-county basis. Voters can text 877877 to find out the location of their polling place.

New Jersey voters can direct any questions to 1-877-NJVOTER.
In Delaware:


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