The election is less than a week away, but Hurricane Sandy isn’t going to stop Connecticut from opening up its more than 700 polling places.
“That is my first message — the election will go on,“ Secretary of the State Denise Merrill said at a Capitol press conference.
At the moment an estimated 100 polling places in Connecticut Light & Power towns have no power and the utility has been working to get them back on, Merrill said. She hasn’t been able to get in touch with anyone at United Illuminating to find out how many locations in its 17 towns along the shore are without power, and Bridgeport remains a concern.
Bridgeport was hit hard by the storm and most of the downtown was without power for a period because the substation had to be de-energized. But Merrill’s concerns about Bridgeport aren’t only related to its power situation.