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Sandy-Caused Outages May Disrupt Nassau County Voting

Widespread power outages caused by superstorm Sandy pose “a real, serious threat” of disruption to voting in Nassau County, New York’s largest suburban jurisdiction, said the county Democratic election commissioner.

Power hasn’t been restored to 90 percent of the county’s 376 polling sites, which serve 900,000 registered voters, said William Biamonte, the Democratic election commissioner. The election board has no estimate from the local utility of when electricity will be restored, he said today. Counties in New York have an election commissioner from both the Republican and Democratic parties.