NJ rules: To vote by email or fax – you must make a request by 5:00 today!

How to vote by email and fax if you can’t make the polls.

Okay, you’ve been through a lot and you need to figure out how this vote by email and fax thing works.

It’s not too complicated but the first step is the most important.  You need to contact the Hudson County Board of Elections and request a ballot be sent to you via email by 5:00 PM TODAY! 

Once you do that, you’re 50% done.

The ballot for email or fax back to Hudson County will look like a typical Vote-by-Mail ballot but you will print it out and sign it with an ORIGINAL SIGNATURE.

It must be an original signature, not a scanned version. Note you’ve been displaced when you do return your ballot.

Then you will email or fax it back.

Phone: (201) 369-3470 

From the County Clerk site:

ATTENTION: Important Election Notices:

Updated 11/4/12  7pm

 According to a new directive ordered by the State of NJ, if you have been displaced by Hurricane Sandy and can not return home to vote at your polling location on Election Day, and can not appear at the County Clerk’s Office by 4:30 p.m. Monday, November 5th to apply for a Mail-in Ballot you may do the following in order to vote in the General Election:
You can vote by e-mail ballot the same way military and overseas applicants do.  Simply download a Mail-in Ballot Application: Mail-in Ballot Application  /Solicitud de Voto Por Correocomplete the application and return the application to us via fax (201-369-3478) or e-mail ( ).  Your application must have a valid, original signature. E-signatures, or typed names are not acceptable.
Please include a notation in your e-mail or on your faxed application that you have been displaced by the hurricane and are not able to make it to our office or your polling place.
*Once your application has been received by this office, we will then email you your ballot, an electronic transmission sheet and a secrecy waiver.  You must complete the ballot, sign the electronic transmission sheet and waiver in order for the vote to count. INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE INCLUDED WITH THESE DOCUMENTS.  

Emailed / Faxed applications for Mail-In Ballots will only be accepted up until 5 p.m. on Monday, November 5th.

Sample ballot you will receive by email to vote.  It will say Vote by Mail
but you will email or more likely sign and fax back noting you’v been displaced.

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