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NY Gov. Cuomo signs order allowing Sandy victims to vote anywhere

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Nov. 5, 2012: A sign erected by a community group called Rebuild Rockaway shows voting locations in the Rockaway neighborhoods of the borough of Queens, New York, in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. Election officials are ordering generators, moving voting locations and figuring out how to transport poll workers displaced from coastal areas as Tuesday's presidential election became the latest challenge for states whacked by Superstorm Sandy. The storm, which devastated East Coast communities with power outages, flooding and snow, had already disrupted early voting in parts of Maryland, West Virginia, New Jersey and North Carolina.AP

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has agreed to issue an executive order that will allow displaced voters to cast ballots by affidavit at any polling site they can reach Tuesday.

The order will permit voters to sign affidavits that they're legally registered to vote in the presidential and state races and cast ballots at any open polling site, even those outside their neighborhoods.

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But they won't be able to vote for state legislative candidates unless the polling place is within the proper legislative district.

New Jersey is allowing voters to use provisional ballots at any polling site.

Common Cause-New York and the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University Law School urged the action earlier Monday.