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AccuWeather.com Election Coverage: Sandy May Impact Early Voting

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This article was provided by AccuWeather.com.

With Election Day only two weeks off, many Americans have already cast their vote using early voting options.

Many states use the early voting process to substitute for attendance at the polls, which allows for more Americans to vote despite obligations on the official day.

But with Hurricane Sandy wreaking havoc across the Atlantic, early voting may seem less inviting for some voters.

Sandy's track remains in the air, at this point, but it is most likely expected to head northward into New England.

"There are a number of things that could happen," AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Bernie Rayno said.

"Sandy should be to the east of Florida as we head into the end of the week," he said.

It could bring strong winds and some showers to the coast of Florida, but the severity depends on how close Sandy comes to the coast.

Though the expectations for Sandy's movements diverge after that, the storm will likely head farther North up into New England.

But with Vermont being the only early voting state in New England, "it likely won't affect that state at all," AccuWeather.com's Evan Myers said.

With polls not showing either candidate to have a strong lead, it remains possible that the absence of voters on election day in some states, due to weather or other factors, could determine the election.

One state, or even one county, could determine the whole election, Myers said.

Continue to check back through election day as AccuWeather.com will provide daily election coverage through Nov. 6.

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