New Jersey To Let Sandy Victims Vote Via Email, Fax
Despite security concerns, displaced storm victims qualify as "overseas voters," according to a CNN.com report.
In a historic move, New Jersey will allow people who have been displaced by Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy to vote Tuesday via email or fax.
According to a CNN.com report, it's the first time residents of the state have been allowed to vote remotely.
The CNN.com report said:
Under the New Jersey directive, displaced storm victims qualify as "overseas voters," meaning they are eligible to vote remotely. To vote electronically, residents first must submit a ballot application by e-mail or fax to their county clerk. Once the application is approved, the clerk will e-mail or fax a ballot to the voter, who must send it back no later than Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET.
Some say that Internet voting, which has been experimented with in Canada and some other countries outside the U.S., is vulnerable to hacking. Also, remote voting leaves no paper trail.
New Jersey officials did not explain how they will authenticate e-mails or faxes from voters.
New Jersey was thought to be heavily favoring President Obama in Tuesday's election.
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