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Mayor Bloomberg: Roughly 143,000 Voters' Polling Stations to Change Because of Sandy

"Over the next day it's going to be critical that the Board of Elections communicate this to their poll workers"

Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks to the media at Seward Park High School on the Lower East Side, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. (Photo: AP)

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Sunday that roughly 143,000 New York City residents will be asked to vote at different polling stations than in the past, due to the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy.

Just days before the election, however, it's still unclear who exactly is being reassigned.

Reuters relates:

The Board of Elections informed him of the plan, Bloomberg told a press conference... "Over the next day it's going to be critical that the Board of Elections communicate this to their poll workers," he said.

"Unfortunately, there is a history of not communicating changes to their poll workers," Bloomberg said, adding the board has proven to be "dysfunctional" in recent years.

The last-minute change will undeniably add to the confusion and chaos on November 6, but local leaders are doing what they must in Sandy's wake.  Some of the hardest hit in New Jersey will be allowed to vote online, TheBlaze reported yesterday, despite concerns of fraud.

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