Some voting sites moved after Sandy damage
The vote will go on, but not necessarily in the usual spots.
While most Long Island voters will be able to use their normal polling places Tuesday, storm damage and continued power outages have caused some last-minute changes to a few sites.
Nassau County's Board of Elections has consolidated polling places in hard-hit Long Beach to four sites, and more changes may be in store for election districts in Island Park and Oceanside, Democratic Elections Commissioner William Biamonte said Sunday.
The board had anticipated LIPA restoring power to dozens of polling locations left without power or securing generators for those sites, but Sunday afternoon, with those precincts likely remaining in the dark, Biamonte said the board was mapping out alternate voting locations.
He said the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has committed to providing generators, but a revised list of changed precincts would be available Monday.
Suffolk County's Board of Elections announced changes to nine polling stations Saturday, and county officials said Sunday there were no other changes.
"We are doing everything possible to ensure that our elections will move forward as scheduled," Suffolk Board of Elections commissioners Anita S. Katz and Wayne T. Rogers wrote in a joint news statement.
Following the 9/11 attacks, a Congressional Research Service report examined whether presidential elections could be postponed. It determined there is no law that provides express authority to delay an election. To change the date, Congress would have to override an 1845 law making Election Day the Tuesday after the first Monday in November, the 2004 report noted.
Polls will operate from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. in both counties.
RELOCATED VOTING SITES
NASSAU COUNTY: LONG BEACH AREA
New: Lindell School, 601 Lindell Blvd., Long Beach
FORMER: Temple Emanuel and East Elementary School
New: East Elementary School, 456 Neptune Blvd., Long Beach
FORMER: Lido Beach Middle School, Point Lookout's "Old Firehouse"
New: Bishop Molloy Recreational Center, 15 Parkside Dr., Point Lookout
*UPDATE: Belle Terre Village Hall voters will vote at their usual polling place, 55 Cliff Road, Belle Terre
FORMER: Harding Elementary School, 2 Harding Ave., Lindenhurst
New: Edward W. Bower Elem. School, 315 W. Montauk Hwy., Lindenhurst
FORMER: Oak Beach Community Center, 4226 Oak Beach Rd., Oak Beach
New: Paul J. Bellew School, 25 Higbie Lane, West Islip
FORMER: May Moore Elementary School, 239 Central Ave., Deer Park
New: John F. Kennedy School, 101 Lake Ave., Deer Park
New: Knights of Columbus, 38 West First St., Patchogue
FORMER: Asharoken Village Hall, 1 Asharoken Ave., Northport
New: Eaton's Neck Firehouse, 55 Eaton's Neck Rd., Eaton's Neck
FORMER: Ocean Beach Boat House, 625 Bayberry Walk, Ocean Beach
New: Bay Shore Middle School, 393 Brook Ave., Bay Shore
FORMER: Parkview Elementary, Roundtree Dr., Smithtown
New: Kings Park High School, 200 Route 25A, Kings Park
FORMER: Forest Brook Elementary School, 299 Lilac Lane, Smithtown
New: Hauppauge Middle School, 600 Townline Rd., Hauppauge