Since millions of people may not be able to vote, due to Hurricane Sandy's destruction, do you think that the election should be "put off" for an extra two weeks?

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Since millions of people may not be able to vote, due to Hurricane Sandy's destruction, do you think that the election should be "put off" for an extra two weeks?

Bignuf Bignuf
I don't know if it is legally possible or even constitutional, but I suspect if both parties agreed, they could put the election off for an extra week or two. If they could, should they?
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No. You cannot change everything due to a weather event.
23
Yes, it should be postponed if possible, to allow people to vote.
15
Other?
3
Total votes: 41 (39 voters)
Poll is closed
10/31/2012
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Cat E. Cat E.
No, I don't think it should be put off.
10/31/2012
panthercat23 panthercat23
Maybe have special polling places for those displaced by the storm.
10/31/2012
Pink Lily Pink Lily
No, but maybe make it so anyone affected can vote absentee.
10/31/2012
SiNn SiNn
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
I don't know if it is legally possible or even constitutional, but I suspect if both parties agreed, they could put the election off for an extra week or two. If they could, should they?
yea thy should
10/31/2012
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
Not going to happen.
11/01/2012
Ryuson Ryuson
While I do think that it should not be put off, I think that any accommodations possible should be made for the people who are displaced from their homes, like new, portable voting stations and shuttles to stations for their select precincts.
11/01/2012
potstickers potstickers
Even if they put it off, there'd be a debate on how long to put it off for. I'm sure certain groups of people would get re-situated faster, so it would put other groups at a disadvantage and they'd be less likely to vote, etc. I think it'd just be simpler to have the election on the normal date (it's still a week away), and have more polling stations as Ryuson said.
11/01/2012
michael scofield michael scofield
more people are going to be worried about there homes and getting things back to normal i know people who have no home anymore must stay with family, hotels for looks like months now maybe longer so im asuuming they are not worried about voting within the next week or 2
11/01/2012
Martiniman Martiniman
Let's just hope it stays as is or I see trouble. It will just give the loser a reason for litigation.
11/01/2012
rosythorn rosythorn
Hmm i don't think it will make that much of a difference.
11/01/2012
Rod Ronald Rod Ronald
It's a good idea, but it won't happen.
11/01/2012
TWE112 TWE112
to postpone it makes sense for everyone to have the opportunity but i still say no. Things happen.
11/01/2012
Kitten has left the site Kitten has left the site
No, it wouldn't happen. They would probably take longer to set the new date than anything.
11/01/2012
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
Speaking as one of the lucky ones who only lost power "for a few days" I don't think the national election should be delayed, but there should be extensions for regions hit by the storm. Many people in my area have no heat, no electricity, no running water, no gas—making it to a polling location would be difficult, possibly hazardous. Also, in some instances the "normal" locations have been moved because of flooding or other issues, but people are unaware because they have no internet / television / radio access.
11/02/2012
Allstars316 Allstars316
The show must go on for Tuesday!
11/03/2012
MidnightStorm MidnightStorm
I think it should definitely be delayed! Everyone she be allowed to vote, especially people who sustained damage to their homes because they're voting for the person that will or will not support them in their time of need.
11/04/2012
HannahPanda HannahPanda
I agree with most people's suggestions. Allow voting to resume regularly and give those in the area affected by the storm some leeway and create special voting places.
11/04/2012
Sima-pusya Sima-pusya
No. You cannot change everything due to a weather event.
11/04/2012
Total posts: 19
Unique posters: 19