Update: Election Day Polling Sites Moved To Berkley School And Library
Because of all of the power outages that Sandy wrought, the Borough makes the decision to move voting to Berkley Elementary School and the library.
Editor's note: This information in this article was updated Sat. Nov. 3 with information received from the Borough Clerk's office.
Hurricane? Tropical storm? Call her what you will, Sandy packed a punch unlike any other storm, taking with her trees, telephone polls and leaving in her wake widespread power outages.
Which leaves local election officials, whose towns are without power all around New Jersey, busy trying to determine what to do about election day, Tuesday, Nov 6.
Officials in New Milford decided Thursday that all districts 1 through 7 will cast their ballot at the Berkley Street School and districts 8 and 9 will cast their ballots at the New Milford Public Library since they are the two polling locations iwith confirmed power. Even if full power is restored to the town, voting will take place at Berkely Elementary School and the library since the machines have already been delivered there.
Gov. Chris Christie told reporters Tuesday that Election Day was not his top priority.
“I don’t give a damn about Election Day,” he said. “It doesn’t matter a lick to me. I’ve got much bigger fish to fry.”
“Right now I’m much more concerned about preventing any other loss of life, getting people to safe places,” Christie said.