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Poll workers Eva Prenga (right), Roxanne Blancero (center) and Carole Sevchuk try to start an optical-scanner voting machine in the cold and dark at a polling station in a tent in the Midland Beach section of Staten Island, N.Y. on Tuesday morning. The original polling site, a school, was damaged by the storm last week. (Associated Press)

Poll workers Eva Prenga (right), Roxanne Blancero (center) and Carole Sevchuk try to start an optical-scanner voting machine in the cold and dark at a polling station in a tent in the Midland Beach section of Staten Island, N.Y. on Tuesday morning. The original polling site, a school, was damaged by the storm last week. (Associated Press)

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