It is pretty much to late to vote by absentee ballot in the states that have been hardest hit by Sandy. The process is time consuming, you must apply, your actual ballot has to be mailed to you and then mailed back. There just isn't the time.
People may be willing to go vote, but the actuality of that happening is being questioned. Will polling stations be able to be set up? Will people be able to make there in a few days? We have 7 days till the elections... it will be interesting to watch!