Minor changes for voting in Cape May County, less clear in Atlantic County
November 2, 2012By Tom MacDonald
Election Day is around the corner and there is mixed news for shore communities that are impacted by Superstorm Sandy.
Michael Kennedy, registrar for the Cape May County Board of Elections, says his area is barely impacted by the storm when it comes to voting.
"In our county we are pretty fortunate at this point," said Kennedy. "We have one polling place in the city of Ocean City that we are going to have to move and that would be the Ocean City Yacht Club. All the other places will be open as usual for Election Day."
Kennedy says an alternate location has been secured for those who vote at the yacht club, the nearby St Francis Cabrini Church.
"We'll be putting electronic signage there and we will have someone at the polling place to direct the voters where they should go on Election Day," said Kennedy.
Officials in Atlantic County, which has been affected far more, still haven't worked out alternate plans for polling places.
Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno says military trucks will be deployed to serve as make-shift polling places when the regular buildings can't be used or lack power. That way, voters could just go to their normal polling place.
More updates are expected in the coming days.