New Jersey voters report problems at polls, with e-mail and fax system
New Jersey voters are headed to the polls this morning, but residents are reporting on Twitter problems at both the polls and with the e-mail and fax system in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
- New Jersey residents head to the polls today in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Some polling places are without power or are damaged, which requires some people to go to a different polling place. Others who are displaced are attempting to vote via e-mail and fax today. Many on social media were reporting smooth sailing, but many others were reporting problems both at their polling places and with the e-mail and fax voting system.
Some saw crowding problems and even chaos in their polling places.
- NJ.com Twitter followers were reporting the biggest problems, though, with the system for e-mailing and faxing their votes. Followers said they had sent their applications to the county clerk but never received a ballot back. Some said they weren't even able to contact the clerk to get a ballot.
- Update: One NJ.com follower reported he heard from the Hudson County clerk about e-mail and fax voting, who suggested using provisional ballots. Another reported she had no problems.
- There also was some confusion over where people were supposed to vote, including telling them to vote in other states.
- New Jersey voters typically have not been asked for their identification at polling places, but they reported poll workers were asking for it today.
- Despite the problems, though, many people reported no problems at their polling places, even if they were on generator power or were at a new location.
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