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NJ to use military trucks as polling places

1:24 AM, Nov 2, 2012   |    comments
Governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie, tries to comfort a Moonachie, New Jersey resident.
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MOONACHIE, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey officials say they will deploy military trucks to serve as polling places on Election Day in storm-battered communities and are also extending the deadline for mail-in ballots.

The trucks will be parked at polling places that don't have power.

Republican Secretary of State and Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno says county clerks' offices have been ordered to remain open this weekend to help process mail-in ballots.

The deadline for when clerks may accept mail-in ballot applications was extended until the close of business Friday. Voters must get them back by no later than the close of the polls Tuesday.

Guadagno says it's unclear how many of the state's 3,000 polling places have electricity, but she'll know better Friday. More than 1.7 million electric customers are without power.

Mayor says NYC Marathon won't divert resources 

The New York City Marathon course will be the same as past years because there was little damage along the route from Superstorm Sandy.

Organizers say ferries will be used to transport runners to the starting line on Staten Island. Mayor Michael Bloomberg insists resources needed for storm relief won't be diverted.

Associated Press

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