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NJ: Official Urges Patience

By Rob Stein
With polls closing soon, New Jersey Secretary of State Nina Wells issued a statement acknowledging long lines and waits at many polling stations, and urged voters to be patient. Anyone in line by 8 p.m. will be able to vote, Wells reminded voters.

"New Jersey is experiencing what could very likely be record voter turnout statewide. This is expected to continue until the close of polls," Wells said. "Election officials are working diligently to process the heavy volume as carefully and expeditiously as possible."

By Washington Post editors  |  November 4, 2008; 7:28 PM ET
Categories:  50 States , B_Blog  
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I live in NJ. I have a hard time standing for a long time so I opted for the absentee ballot. I live in suburban central NJ and other family members told me that the wait was small. One voted at 6:30 am and two others voted at 11:30 am. I think every state should have a mail-in option and it should be widely advertised and encouraged.

Posted by: georgettec28 | November 4, 2008 8:01 PM | Report abuse

Next time, vote early, fellow New Jerseyans! I didn't have any problem voting at about 8:30 a.m. in northern Newark. Actually I was sort of hoping for a line, to indicate a huge turnout, and a celebratory atmosphere. But I breezed in and voted immediately; the entire process took 2 minutes and I got an early train to work.

Posted by: ike1 | November 4, 2008 7:52 PM | Report abuse

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