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November 6, 2012
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A polling place worker, left, assists a person who is filling out a affidavit to vote in the general election on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Hoboken, N.J. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed a declaration allowing people displaced by Superstorm Sandy to vote in the general election at any polling place. However, such voters were not allowed to vote in local elections.

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Two women embrace after voting at East Elementary School on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Long Beach, N.Y., one of several voting locations that were created as a result of Superstorm Sandy. Election Day turnout was heavy Tuesday in several storm-ravaged areas in New York and New Jersey, with many voters expressing relief and even elation at being able to vote at all, considering the devastation.

Kathy Kmonicek photo

People line up to cast their votes in Lindell School, on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Long Beach, N.Y., one of several voting locations that was created as a result of Superstorm Sandy. Voting in the U.S. presidential election was the latest challenge for the hundreds of thousands of people in the New York-New Jersey area still affected by Superstorm Sandy, as they struggled to get to non-damaged polling places to cast their ballots in one of the tightest elections in recent history.

Kathy Kmonicek photo

A woman casts her vote at Bishop Molloy Recreational Center on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Point Lookout, N.Y., one of several voting locations that were created as a result of Superstorm Sandy.

Kathy Kmonicek photo

People line up to vote at Lindell School, on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Long Beach, N.Y., one of several voting locations that was created as a result of Superstorm Sandy. Voting in the U.S. presidential election was the latest challenge for the hundreds of thousands of people in the New York-New Jersey area still affected by Superstorm Sandy, as they struggled to get to non-damaged polling places to cast their ballots in one of the tightest elections in recent history.

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From left, Fran Brown, who works for the Board of Elections, oversees the signature process as Candice Brunswick, of Sea Bright, signs in to vote, Tuesday Nov. 6, 2012, in Fair Haven, N.J. Polling places in Sea Bright are closed and all residents have been evacuated in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, so the polling place was relocated to the Fair Haven Volunteer Fire Company building.

Julio Cortez photo

Sunlight enters through a window as a woman waits outside of a voting booth to cast her vote at Hoboken City Hall on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Hoboken, N.J. Voting in a the U.S. presidential election was the latest challenge for the hundreds of thousands of people in the New York-New Jersey area still affected by Superstorm Sandy, as they struggled to get to non-damaged polling places to cast their ballots in one of the tightest elections in recent history.

Julio Cortez photo

Sunlight shines on a man as he reads over a sample ballot while waiting in line to cast his vote at Hoboken City Hall on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Hoboken, N.J. Voting in the U.S. presidential election was the latest challenge for the hundreds of thousands of people in the New York-New Jersey area still affected by Superstorm Sandy, as they struggled to get to non-damaged polling places to cast their ballots in one of the tightest elections in recent history.