Gov. Christie: NJ Voters Can Vote by Email

But Ohio adds new hurdle for provisional ballots

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 4, 2012 2:31 PM CST

(Newser) – With election day a mere two days off, stories are trickling in about the ballot process—starting with a historic move by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie:

  • He will let residents of the storm-ravaged state submit absentee ballots by email—just like overseas military members do, but US civilians have never been allowed to before, Politico reports. All they have to do is get the ballot by fax or email and send it back electronically.

  • Facing a lawsuit by the Florida Democratic Party, Miami-Dade is extending early voting until 5pm this afternoon. Officials said they were persuaded by lengthy lineups of early voters; yesterday's last voter was checked in at 1am this morning, the Miami Herald reports.
  • Ohio's Republican secretary of state, Jon Husted, has declared that anyone who votes by provisional ballot there must check off a form explaining which ID they used—and if they screw up, the vote doesn't count, reports ThinkProgress. Voting rights advocates have filed suit over the move, which appears to contradict Ohio law.

South Floridians stand in line during the last day of early voting in Miami, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012.   (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks during a press conference on Washington Street, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, in Hoboken, New Jersey.   (AP Photo/ John Minchillo)
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