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How Sandy Victims Can Vote

 New Jersey will allow residents displaced by Superstorm Sandy to vote by email or fax.

National Guard truck in Point Pleasant
NNational Guard truck in Point Pleasant (Lou Russo, Townsquare Media NJ)

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 places.

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.

 Gov. Chris Christie said Election Day will go on as planned. If
a polling place has no power, votes will be cast on a military
truck “old school with a paper ballot,” he said.
   “We will have a full, fair and transparent open voting
process,” he said.
   Christie has said his administration is making sure residents
have opportunities to vote, even if their polling station is
without power or has been washed away.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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