SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - There has been a lot of concern over the timing of Hurricane Sandy and how its effects could play into this election season.
Provisions have been made for displaced residents to allow them to vote, but what about the thousands of emergency workers who have been recruited from across the country to help with the relief efforts?
Sandra Rheaume of Springfield says she knows people who are working hard in Connecticut and New York right now. She is concerned they won't be able to cast their ballot.
"Their job is to go where they're called, where they're sent; and they do the work tirelessly," Rheaume said. "And to be overlooked like this, I'm sure it does not make them feel very good."
22News contacted the Western Massachusetts Electric Company about the issue. The utility company is among the many that have been helping with the cleanup after Sandy.
Spokesperson Priscilla Ress told 22News that WMECo has made provisions for its workers, and none of its employees will be denied the opportunity to vote today.
The Secretary of State's deadline for submitting an absentee ballot was at noon on Monday.