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Voters in New York cast paper ballots

2012-11-06 20:04

New York - There were no electronic voting machines in sight in some parts of hurricane-battered New York, where long queues of voters waited on the street and in buildings to cast their ballots on Tuesday.

Voters at a New York University dormitory were surprised to see paper ballots in Lower Manhattan.

The area, along with New Jersey and Connecticut, was hard-hit by Hurricane Sandy, with a power blackout that lasted several days, along with flooding and food and fuel shortages.

Many have been preoccupied with rebuilding their homes in the run-up to election day.

At a polling station that was set up inside the university dormitory on 13th Street and Third Avenue, blocks from Union Square, the voting process took 20 minutes.

At two other polling stations in Lower Manhattan, similar scenes took place without any incident.