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All Pa. Polling Places Good to Go for Election Day

Every Pa. polling place will have power on Election Day

Monday, Nov 5, 2012  |  Updated 5:01 PM EDT
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All Pa. Polling Places Good to Go for Election Day

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Elections officials say power's been restored to more than 200 polling places in Pennsylvania over the past several days and the few polling places without power have generators to ensure power for the voting machines.

The Department of State says that only five polling places remained without power and each of those locations had backup generators ready to go.

More than 250 were without power Friday.

A Bucks County spokesman says officials had to move only one poll, in Riegelsville, to a fire hall that has a generator.

Gov. Tom Corbett asked the Department of State to prioritize restoring power in time for Election Day.

“Working cooperatively, we provided this list to utilities, which, at the governor’s request, prioritized returning power to polling stations.” said Secretary of the Commonwealth Carol Aichele.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

“We all owe a debt of gratitude to these men and women, many of whom spent days away from their families, to make sure our election will take place without disruption,” Aichele said.

Utility officials say fewer than 30,000 customers remain out in Pennsylvania, down from more than 1.2 million after last week's storm. PECO restored power to 99 percent of customers by Monday afternoon.

 


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