MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. – Voter turnout in Mount Kisco has been significantly high so far this Election Day, according to election officials.
“We’ve had a constant flow of people, which has been very good,” said an election inspector around noon at the Mount Kisco Library, one of the village’s five designated polling places."
Election officials said power outages and other major inconveniences resulting from Hurricane Sandy have not visibly affected voter turnout.
A handful of voters from other New York counties affected by the disaster joined the village’s registered voters at the polls Tuesday, a result of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive order issued Monday for the temporary suspension of election law provisions.
The order allows residents registered to vote in a federally declared disaster county, such as Westchester, or in New York City, to vote on an affidavit ballot at any polling location in New York State regardless of where they are registered.
“New Yorkers who are victims of Hurricane Sandy should not lose their right to vote,” the order reads. “It is incumbent on the state not to let this devastation undermine our democracy.”