Polling sites in the Hamptons and on the North Fork were not changed following Sandy, but just in case you can’t get to your regular polling station to vote today, an executive order signed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo allows registered New York voters in Suffolk, Nassau, Rockland, Westchester and New York City to cast their ballots anywhere in New York State this Election Day.
“Hurricane Sandy has already disrupted the lives of countless New Yorkers, but we will not let it disrupt anyone seeking to exercise the most fundamental of democratic rights: the right to vote,” the governor said. “Even in times of great tragedy and suffering, New Yorkers understand that we must continue to do all that we can to maintain the integrity of our system. That is why the State is making every effort to ensure that voters who are displaced from their homes because of the storm will still be able to make their voices heard on Election Day.”
To vote in another location, you will be required to submit an affidavit ballot affirming you are, in fact, registered to vote in Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland, Westchester or New York City. But the executive order is not an open invitation to go vote wherever you please. “If they cannot reach their polling site or their site is shutdown, only then should they vote at an alternative site.”