E-Mail votes overwhelm election officials in areas damaged by Sandy
JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Citizens in storm-ravaged New York and New Jersey wandered from poll to poll after officials moved more than 240 balloting sites and fretted over the integrity of a vote being conducted partly over the Internet.
Governments strained to allow voters to participate in the election despite damage from Hurricane Sandy. In New York City, where almost 60 polling places were moved, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority was running election shuttles from stricken areas. In Long Island beach towns, residents emerged from the rubble to vote. And across New Jersey, county officials tried to cope with the decision by Gov. Chris Christie, R, to let displaced residents submit ballots via e-mail or fax until 8 p.m.
"I have grave concerns about the security of what's being sent to me electronically," said Michael Harper, clerk of the Hudson County Board of Elections.
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