Displaced New Jersey Voters Allowed to Vote by Fax, Email

Monday, November 05, 2012

A voter gets directions on how to use the electronic voting booth at the Board of Elections early voting site on October 18, 2012 in Wilson, North Carolina. (Sara Davis/Getty)

Over the weekend, it was announced that any New Jersey voter displaced from their primary residence because of the storm will be considered an "overseas voter" and can apply for an absentee ballot by email or fax.

This is how it works: If that application is approved by the county clerk, he or she then gets something called a "waiver of secrecy," as well as a ballot either by email or fax. They can then return that ballot by email or fax by 8 p.m. on election day. Simple, right?

Matt Blaze is a University of Pennsylvania professor and one of the most important security researchers working on electronic voting.


Matt Blaze

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