NY Hints at Extending Election Day – As Much As 20 Days


voting-voteNew York state law allows for an extra day of voting if turnout is drastically suppressed because of a natural disaster like Superstorm Sandy. That could potentially postpone state, congressional and even presidential election results beyond Tuesday’s Election Day.

State Board of Elections spokesman John Conklin confirmed Friday that the law permits election commissioners to create a second day of voting if the turnout in any county is less than 25 percent of the total number of registered voters.

The commissioners, two Democrats and two Republicans, would make that decision after Election Day. Any second day would have to be scheduled within 20 days. Read more here.

{Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. #1 its not illegal hwver it shold b
    either way ny is a blue state whats the dif just give obama the 29 votes….
    the storm will prob. guarantee romney winning the popular vote all of the states affected by the storm will vote for obama but since there will be less voter turnout obama will not get as many votes
    it is very likeley to have a 2000 where one wins electoral and one wins popular

  2. #1: It isn’t unconstitutional. But it is a violation of Federal law to extend voting for President of the U.S. past this Tuesday.

    They can have a second day of voting for all other offices, including Federal.

  3. The Congress may determine the Time of chusing the Electors, and the Day on which they shall give their Votes; which Day shall be the same throughout the United States.

    The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof; but the Congress may at any time by Law make or alter such Regulations, except as to the Places of chusing Senators.

    In both cases, the Congress has selected the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.