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Report: Hurricane relief workers couldn't vote
November 9, 2012 - Chris Morris
David Sommerstein of North Country Public Radio reports today that some North Country hurricane relief workers couldn't vote in Tuesday's election.
"Voters in America's biggest cities faced long lines on Election Day," Sommerstein said. "But in the North Country, voting went off relatively smoothly. Perhaps the biggest problem was local emergency responders who were not able to vote because they were helping with hurricane relief efforts in New York City."
Sommerstein interviewed Jennie Bacon, the Democratic elections commissioner for St. Lawrence County, who said she received calls from North Country volunteers who were in the New York City area on Election Day.
"Phone calls from people who were down there helping," she told Sommerstein. "There was just no way we could get them a ballot."
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