Widespread power outages along the East Coast had officials in at least four states scrambling Wednesday to devise contingency plans for Election Day voting.
In New York, where at least 26 people statewide died and nearly 2 million remain without power as of Wednesday, Board of Elections officials continue to work with county authorities and Gov. Andrew Cuomo regarding contingency plans. No additional information was available, a spokeswoman told FoxNews.com.
“Due to hurricane Sandy, poll site information for the November 6, 2012 election may change,” a state Board of Elections website reads.
Federal law sets the election for the day after the first Monday in November, under authority granted to Congress by the U.S. Constitution. Only Congress can change Election Day, according to an 1845 law. Although it has never happened, some experts said every state would have to be included if the calendar were changed.