Utilities have made huge strides towards restoring power to polling sites before Election Day. There are now just a handful of polling places in Pennsylvania without power after Hurricane Sandy, way down from Friday when the number was estimated at 250 to 300.
The remaining outages are concentrated in Southeast Pennsylvania. In Philadelphia, the poll at 2843 W. Girard Ave. is moving to 2808 W. Thompson St.
Three Bucks County sites will run off generators and one in Riegelsville will move from the borough hall down the street to the fire department.
Director of the Bucks commissioners’ office of public information Chris Edwards said he does not expect any problems.
There’s just one site left without power in Montgomery County that spokesman Frank Custer says also will run off a generator.
“That polling place will continue to be open and operating and so all systems are go in Montgomery County.”
Custer says the county worked with PECO to get the polling sites that were in the dark after Sandy on the utility’s priority list.
The remaining outages are in Monroe and Northampton counties. Power is still out in parts of New Jersey, where Gov. Chris Christie approved voting by email and fax for displaced residents.