HUDSON COUNTY -- Although Hurricane Sandy has destroyed many polling places in Hudson County, officials said those hoping to vote on Tuesday should start by going to their regular polling places, from which they will be directed to alternative sites if necessary.
Voters can cast votes at County Plaza offices at any time necessary, officials said, or at the county elections offices at Newark Avenue. The elections counter at the Office of the Hudson County Clerk, Hudson County Plaza, 257 Cornelison Avenue, 4th Floor, Jersey City has extended its hours to accommodate early Walk-In Voters. If you have any questions, please call the 201-369-3470, OPTION 6.
If you plan to vote on Tuesday, Election Day, you can find your polling place by texting your address to 877877.
For displaced residences, you can vote by email or fax. The New Jersey Department of State has issued a directive to county elections officials to permit New Jersey registered voters displaced by Hurricane Sandy to vote electronically. This directive also is intended to assist displaced first responders, whose tireless recovery efforts away from home has made voting a challenge. To vote electronically, displaced voters may submit a mail-in ballot application either by e-mail or fax to their county clerk. Once an application is approved, the clerk will electronically send a ballot to the voter by either fax or e-mail in accordance to the voter’s preference. Voters must return their electronic ballot – by fax or email – no later than November 6, 2012, at 8 p.m.
The deadline for county clerks to receive mail-in ballots has been extended to November 19, 2012, for any ballot postmarked on or before November 5, 2012. Mail-in ballots post marked later than November 5 will not be accepted.
County elections officials have also been directed to print a sufficient number of provisional and emergency ballots to accommodate voters. Information is also available by calling 1-877-NJVOTER.
Also information can be obtained at http://nj.gov/state/elections/voting-information-vote-by-mail.html