One more way to help with the post-Sandy effort:
The NYC Board of Elections is short poll workers due to Superstorm Sandy, and a polling place cannot open if the poll workers are not available.
If you are interested, the only requirements to be a poll worker are that you be a permanent U.S. resident, a New York City resident, 18 years of age, and that you complete a short training.
Poll workers will need to be at their assigned post starting at 5am on Tuesday until after the polls close at 9pm. In some locations, that could be up until 11pm.
There are trainings on Sunday, Nov. 4.
The trainings are at 9:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, and 5:30pm. The trainings will be located at the Manhattan office for the Board of Elections at 450 West 33rd Street, 8th Floor. Contact email@example.com with questions or to let him know you plan to go to a training.
If you are able, you should go to the website below, fill out an application and bring it with you to one of the trainings. If not, the Board will have applications available at the trainings. The website also contains more information. http://www.vote.nyc.ny.us/html/workers/positions.shtml