NJ Residents Displaced by Storm Can Vote Via Email

4 years 1 month 5 days ago November 03, 2012 Nov 3, 2012 Saturday, November 03 2012 Saturday, November 03, 2012 9:19:00 PM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press
By: KOMU Staff

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey will allow residents displaced by Superstorm Sandy to vote by email or fax.

Officials announced Saturday that registered voters can vote electronically. A resident must submit a mail-in ballot application by fax or email to the local county clerk.

When the request is received, a ballot will be emailed or faxed back. Ballots must be returned no later than 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno says the effort will help alleviate pressure on polling places Tuesday. New Jersey is using military trucks in place of damaged polling sites.

Officials say electronic voting is also an option for emergency workers. The option is already open to New Jersey voters overseas and in the military.

 

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