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Richmonda, Va. – The State Board of Elections (SBE) and local election officials are working with state emergency authorities to ensure there is minimal disruption on election day.

We are told unless conditions render the voting process unsafe for general registrars, employees and voters, the State Board of Elections encourages general registrars offices to remain open and continue the in-person voting process. However, the final decision will be made by local authorities or first responders.

SBE also advises registrars to be accommodating to voters who request to vote absentee due to the potential impact of Hurricane Sandy.

We are also told more than 2,500 polling places will be given high priority for restoration of power following the storm, if required.

Stay with CBS 6 for more updates on Hurricane Sandy and election day.