Christie: E-mail and Fax Voting Available to New Jerseyans Displaced by Sandy

The former path to the former fishing pier in Somers Point, where many wedding ceremonies have been held. (Photo: Jeff Schwachter)

The former path to the former fishing pier in Somers Point, where many wedding ceremonies have been held. (Photo: Jeff Schwachter)

This important information came in from Gov. Chris Christie’s office regarding Tuesday, Nov. 6, Election Day, and a directive issued to permit New Jersey residents the availability to vote by fax or e-mail:

Trenton, NJ – The New Jersey Department of State has issued a directive today to county elections officials to permit New Jersey registered voters displaced by Hurricane Sandy to vote electronically. This directive also is intended to assist displaced first responders, whose tireless recovery efforts away from home has made voting a challenge.

“This has been an extraordinary storm that has created unthinkable destruction across our state and we know many people have questions about how and where to cast their vote in Tuesday’s election. To help alleviate pressure on polling places, we encourage voters to either use electronic voting or the extended hours at county offices to cast their vote,” said Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno. “Despite the widespread damage Hurricane Sandy has caused, New Jersey is committed to working through the enormous obstacles before us to hold an open and transparent election befitting our state and the resiliency of its citizens.”

To vote electronically, displaced voters may submit a mail-in ballot application either by e-mail or fax to their county clerk. Once an application is approved, the clerk will electronically send a ballot to the voter by either fax or e-mail in accordance to the voter’s preference. Voters must return their electronic ballot – by fax or email – no later than November 6, 2012, at 8 p.m.

Voters can download a mail-in ballot application for their county by visiting here.

A list of county clerk websites, phone numbers and fax numbers are available by visiting here.

Separate directives issued today enable displaced voters and first responders to vote by provisional ballot at a polling place in a county other than the voter’s county of registration. The deadline for county clerks to receive mail-in ballots has been extended to November 19, 2012, for any ballot postmarked on or before November 5, 2012. Mail-in ballots post marked later than November 5 will not be accepted.

County elections officials have also been directed to print a sufficient number of provisional and emergency ballots to accommodate voters.

Voters are encouraged to take advantage of extended office hours at county elections offices to cast their vote early and in-person.  Registered voters can obtain and cast their ballot in-person at their county elections office up until 3 pm Tuesday.  County election offices are to remain open, at a minimum, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm throughout the weekend, until November 5.  Voters that have a mail-in ballot and choose to deliver their ballot to the county elections office in person must present their completed ballot to their county elections office no later than the close of polls on Tuesday.

Information is also available by calling 1-877-NJVOTER.

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3 Responses to “Christie: E-mail and Fax Voting Available to New Jerseyans Displaced by Sandy”

  1. victoria steinert Says:

    Tried faxing an application to the morris cty clerk in morristown asking for a ballot as i am displaced from my home and out of state in Windham N.Y. cannot get through by fax or phone!
    Please contact them asap so I can send in an absente ballot
    my cell # is 973-277-2029

  2. victoria steinert Says:

    I HAVE NO POWER AT 25 JOHNSON ROAD IN GREEN POND N.J. AS OF TODAY NOV 5th…we hav JCPL
    WE LIVE IN MORRIS CTY — ROCKAWAY TWP
    CANNOT GET HOME TO VOTE!!!!
    PLEASE HELP ME

  3. Rosalyn Herman Says:

    I am in Overlook Hospital and I want to vote. However I am not going to be
    discharged by Tues, Nov 6th. I absolutely want to vote in this very important
    election.
    What can you do to help me?
    My cell phone is 973-715-6594. I am in room # 421 bed # 1

    Please contact me ASAP so that I am able to cast my vote.

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