New Jersey is putting in place several special provisions - both in paper and electronic form – to help those displaced by Sandy case ballots in Tuesday's election.
The New Jersey Department of State has issued the directive to county elections officials over the weekend to permit the electronic voting. To use it, displaced voters must first submit a mail-in ballot application either by e-mail or fax to their county clerk. Once the application is approved, the clerk will electronically send a ballot back by fax or e-mail. Voters must return their electronic ballot – by fax or email – by 8 p.m., Nov. 6.
You can download a mail-in ballot application here. Voters can also pick up ballots in person at their clerks' offices.
New Jersey is also allowing displaced voters and first responders to vote by provisional ballot at a polling place in a county other than the voter's county of registration.
The deadline for county clerks to receive mail-in ballots has been extended to Nov. 19. But the ballot must be postmarked by Nov. 5 to count. Voters can pick up ballots in person at their county clerks' offices.
For more information call 1-877-NJVOTER.
The following information is specific to Shore voters:
-In Ocean County, voters can go to County Clerk's Office, Ocean County Administration Building, 101 Hooper Ave., Toms River; or the County Southern Service Center, 179 South Main St., Stafford. (732-929-2018)
-In Atlantic County, the County Clerk's Office is at 5901 Main St., Mays Landing. (609-645-5858)
-In Cape May County, the County Clerk's Office is at 7 North Main St., Cape May Court House. (609-465-1013) The Board of Elections is located at 10-12 Mechanic St., Cape May Court House. (609-465-1050)
Cape May County says all its polling places except one will be at their regular locations. Ocean City 1-1 will be relocated from the Ocean City Yacht Club to St. Francis Cabrini Church, 114 Atlantic Ave. in Ocean City.
If you are not sure your polling station will be at its regular location, you can search to see if it has moved by checking the state website you can access via this link: philly.com/jerseyvoters
You also can text WHERE to 877877 to find your polling place. You will be asked to provide your address and you will receive the address of your voting station. This free service is provided by Mobile Commons in conjunction with Google Data and the Voting Information Project. It is available to voters nationwide.