Voters in N.Y., N.J. not deterred by effects of superstorm Sandy

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In New York City, authorities planned to run shuttle buses every 15 minutes Tuesday in storm-slammed areas to take voters to the polls.

Just 60 of the city’s 1,350 polling sites were unusable, and residents who vote in those places would be directed elsewhere, authorities said. If a voter relocated to another polling site didn’t show up on the list of people eligible to vote, he or she would be given a provisional ballot.

Staten Island resident Paul Hoppe said he probably wouldn’t vote. His home, a block from the beach, was uninhabitable, his family was displaced, and their possessions were ruined.

“We’ve got too many concerns that go beyond the national scene,” Mr. Hoppe said.

Beth Fouhy reported from Washington. Associated Press writers A.J. Connelly and Seth Wenig on Staten Island; Geoff Mulvihill and Bruce Shipkowski in New Jersey; and Karen Matthews, Jennifer Peltz and Bebeto Matthews in New York contributed to this report.

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