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Election officials question if Hurricane Sandy will impact election

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"Want to make sure our vote counts," said Canoy. "Want to make sure our vote counts," said Canoy.
Many polls use electronic voting machines which require consistent power to work properly. Many polls use electronic voting machines which require consistent power to work properly.
Jackson came to his county courthouse on Wednesday to pick up a sample ballot. Jackson came to his county courthouse on Wednesday to pick up a sample ballot.
SCOTT CITY, MO (KFVS) -

At this point, everything is still full steam ahead for Tuesday.

It is certainly a mess out east, as election offices scramble to accommodate voters.     

Back here at home it doesn't look like Hurricane Sandy will impact our election day, but the storm could delay results. Some even say it could shape the outcome.

"You will not believe it until you've lived it," said Jerry Canoy.

Canoy, of Scott City, is an over the road truck driver.     

He just made it back to Scott County after a trip out to the East Coast.     

"Want to make sure our vote counts," said Canoy.    

He's voting absentee, and worries about those impacted by Hurricane Sandy getting their chance to head to the polls.  

"I hope everybody there gets to vote," said Canoy.         

It's busy as ever these days at the Scott County clerk's office.  

"We're going on with the election as planned, we put a lot of work into it and hope voters come out and vote," said Rita Milam-Scott County Clerk.    

It would take an act of congress to change election day.

"I can't see it happening, of course anything's possible," said Milam.    

The storm that rocked the mid-Atlantic coastline left millions without power from the Carolinas to New England.

Many polls use electronic voting machines which require consistent power to work properly.     

Could this change the outcome of the presidential election? Many of the states affected are typically blue states.  

"I would expect as many Democrats and Republicans will be affected by Sandy, may be a wash," said Allan Jackson of Benton.    

Jackson came to his county courthouse on Wednesday to pick up a sample ballot.    

He's studying up, convinced along with his county clerk that the show will go on.

"Until we hear otherwise, we're scheduled to go on Tuesday, November 6," said Milam.

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