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Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno moves to fix fax and email ballot backlog

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Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno moves to fix fax and email ballot backlog
November 6th 2012
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, In response to widespread reports that voters displaced by Hurricane Sandy haven’t received their email and fax ballots on Election Day, the state has now extended the deadline for voters to return those ballots to county clerks office to 8 p.m. Friday.

There has been substantial backlogs in Bergen, Essex and Middlesex Counties as reported on this blog. Under a new directive released this afternoon from Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, displaced voters and first responders seeking to cast their ballots by email or fax need to apply for the ballots at their county clerk’s office by 5 p.m. today.

Guadagno, the state’s top elections official, moved the deadline voters to return the ballots from 8 p.m. on Election Day to Friday. Clerks’ offices must process fax and email ballot applications and get ballots to voters by noon Friday. The voters then have until 8 p.m. Friday to return their ballots.

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