“New Jersey to Allow Voting by Email, Fax”

Roll Call: “New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno issued a series of directives late today that will allow voters displaced by Hurricane Sandy to cast absentee ballots by email and fax. Guadagno, a Republican, serves as the state’s top elections official. In one of her new directives, she instructs county clerks to accept absentee voting applications by fax or email up until 5 p.m. on Election Day and to accept ballots themselves electronically until 8 p.m. that day. Under the directive, all voters displaced by the storm are deemed to be overseas voters under New Jersey law.”

Do I love the security of email or fax voting?  Absolutely not.  Is this a better solution than disenfranchising these voters? Absolutely yes.

And we need a pre-set election disaster plan on the federal level and in the states.


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