Election 2012

Sandy-Ravaged Areas See Strong Voter Turnout

Recent superstorm not deterring as many as some thought


POINT PLEASANT, N.J.—Election Day turnout was heavy Tuesday in several storm-ravaged areas in New York and New Jersey, with many voters expressing relief and even elation at being able to vote at all, considering the devastation.

Lines were long in Point Pleasant, N.J., where residents from the Jersey Shore communities of Point Pleasant Beach and Mantoloking had to cast their ballots due to damage in their hometowns.