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No Changes to South Fork Polling Stations

Power outages will not affect voting locations Tuesday.

No Changes to South Fork Polling Stations

Despite early concerns that power outages after Hurricane Sandy would affect local polling places on Election Day, New York State Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr., I-Sag Harbor, confirmed Monday that none on the South Fork will be relocated.

On Thursday, Jesse Garcia, an official with the Suffolk County Board of Elections and chairman of the Brookhaven Republicans, said he fully expects all 342 polling centers in the county to be up and running.

"We have been in contact with LIPA and the state board of elections to make sure schools and polling places are a powering priority," Garcia said, adding they have already secured 200 generators to help power polling places and have reached out to fire departments across the county to secure more.

For most, if not all, South Fork polling locations, electricity has been restored, or was never lost, so generators may not be needed to get through Election Day.

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