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    N.J. Extends Email Voting to Friday

    N.J. Extends Email Voting to Friday, Other States Hurry to Fix Polling Problems



    By COLLEEN CURRY and ARIANE DE VOGUE (@Arianedevogue)
    Nov. 6, 2012

    Election officials in storm-ravaged New Jersey were so overwhelmed with requests from displaced residents to be able to vote by email that they extended the deadline for electronic voting to Friday.

    Thousands of voters who were displaced from their homes and polling districts after superstorm Sandy will be able to email their ballots to their county clerks by 8 p.m. Friday to be counted in the 2012 election, according to a new directive issued by the New Jersey Division of Elections this afternoon.

    The change came after clerks were inundated with requests by residents, each of which took staffers more than 15 minutes to complete after comparing the request against a list of registered voters and finishing paperwork, according to an Essex County, N.J., staffer.

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    Sandy initially knocked out power to more than 800 polling sites throughout the state, although alternative locations were quickly established. Governor Chris Christie announced earlier this week that residents would be able to vote by email if they could not make it to a polling place, becoming the first state to allow electronic voting for the whole population. Some states have previously offered electronic voting to those serving in the military.

    According to the New Jersey offices of the American Civil Liberties Union, county clerks were so swamped with requests for email ballots today that the ACLU petitioned for an extension to typical voting hours.

    The changes to polling rules in New Jersey are just one example of the ongoing problems and controversies at polling sites around the country, as civil rights groups and campaign-affiliated attorneys all monitor voters' access to polls and other issues that could infleunce the outcome of the election.

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    In Pennsylvania, voting integrity groups claimed today that voters are experiencing "mass confusion," over whether they are required to show photo identification in order to vote. Election Protection, a watchdog group, said they'd received more than 200 calls by 1:30 p.m. from voters complaining about I.D. problems at the polls, including a sign taped to one polling place that read "Show photo I.D," even though photo identification is not required to vote.

    Lawyers for the Obama campaign and the Republican party had argued over the photo I.D. issue in Pennsylvania for months leading up to election day, as Democrats tried to strike down the photo I.D. requirement and Republicans sought to uphold it. The court struck it down, ruling that any resident could vote without a photo I.D.

    New Jersey Extends Email Voting to Friday After Election Workers Inundated - ABC News
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnDoe2 View Post
    N.J. Extends Email Voting to Friday, Other States Hurry to Fix Polling Problems



    By COLLEEN CURRY and ARIANE DE VOGUE (@Arianedevogue)
    Nov. 6, 2012

    Election officials in storm-ravaged New Jersey were so overwhelmed with requests from displaced residents to be able to vote by email that they extended the deadline for electronic voting to Friday.

    Thousands of voters who were displaced from their homes and polling districts after superstorm Sandy will be able to email their ballots to their county clerks by 8 p.m. Friday to be counted in the 2012 election, according to a new directive issued by the New Jersey Division of Elections this afternoon.

    The change came after clerks were inundated with requests by residents, each of which took staffers more than 15 minutes to complete after comparing the request against a list of registered voters and finishing paperwork, according to an Essex County, N.J., staffer.

    CLICK HERE for Election Day live updates

    Sandy initially knocked out power to more than 800 polling sites throughout the state, although alternative locations were quickly established. Governor Chris Christie announced earlier this week that residents would be able to vote by email if they could not make it to a polling place, becoming the first state to allow electronic voting for the whole population. Some states have previously offered electronic voting to those serving in the military.

    According to the New Jersey offices of the American Civil Liberties Union, county clerks were so swamped with requests for email ballots today that the ACLU petitioned for an extension to typical voting hours.

    The changes to polling rules in New Jersey are just one example of the ongoing problems and controversies at polling sites around the country, as civil rights groups and campaign-affiliated attorneys all monitor voters' access to polls and other issues that could infleunce the outcome of the election.

    Which way will the electoral college electors go? Play with our electoral Game Changers map HERE.

    In Pennsylvania, voting integrity groups claimed today that voters are experiencing "mass confusion," over whether they are required to show photo identification in order to vote. Election Protection, a watchdog group, said they'd received more than 200 calls by 1:30 p.m. from voters complaining about I.D. problems at the polls, including a sign taped to one polling place that read "Show photo I.D," even though photo identification is not required to vote.

    Lawyers for the Obama campaign and the Republican party had argued over the photo I.D. issue in Pennsylvania for months leading up to election day, as Democrats tried to strike down the photo I.D. requirement and Republicans sought to uphold it. The court struck it down, ruling that any resident could vote without a photo I.D.

    New Jersey Extends Email Voting to Friday After Election Workers Inundated - ABC News
    NJ can extend the local voting but I think it is unconstitutional to extend the presidential election.
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    New Jersey extends deadline to submit email ballot

    Given the overwhelming demand in New Jersey to submit ballots via email or fax, New Jersey's top elections official today extended the deadline for submitting those ballots until Friday. New Jersey voters must still apply for an email or fax ballot by the end of today, Election Day.
    Earlier this week, New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno issued a directive allowing New Jersey residents displaced by Superstorm Sandy to apply to vote by email or fax. Today in a new directive, Guadagno wrote, "The response to this expansion has been remarkable, reflecting the civic commitment of New Jersey voters to exercise their franchise even as they are displaced from their homes."


    County and state officials are committing "all available resources" to quickly process the applications to vote this way but have been overwhelmed with applications, Guadagno said, "at a rate that outpaces their capacity to process them without an extension of the current schedule."

    Voting in Sandy-affected communities


    Initially, county clerks had until tonight to process all applications to vote by email or fax, and voters were expected to return their email or fax ballots by 8 p.m. Voters must still apply by 5 p.m. tonight, but now county clerks have until Noon on Friday, Nov. 9, to approve or deny those applications, ensure the voter in question hasn't already voted, and send them a "waiver of secrecy" and a ballot. Voters then have until 8 p.m. Friday to return those two documents.

    Given the large numbers of New Jersey voters applying for email or fax ballots, Guadagno said, "If a displaced voter can vote by other means, they are urged to do so."

    New Jersey is a solidly blue state, so the impact of Superstorm Sandy isn't expected to influence the presidential election, but it could affect down-ballot races.

    New Jersey extends deadline to submit email ballot - CBS News
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    Quote Originally Posted by MW View Post
    NJ can extend the local voting but I think it is unconstitutional to extend the presidential election.
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    Unless the United States Constitution is amended by midnight tonight to extend late email votes in New Jersey , you are correct.
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    Originally Posted by MW
    NJ can extend the local voting but I think it is unconstitutional to extend the presidential election.


    Quote Originally Posted by HAPPY2BME View Post
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    Unless the United States Constitution is amended by midnight tonight to extend late email votes in New Jersey , you are correct.
    The TV news says they are getting the same ballot as everyone else.
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