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NJ: Paper Ballots for Last-Minute Registrants

By Rob Stein
A small number of voters in New Jersey are having to vote using paper ballots instead of using voting machines because they registered so close to the deadline, election officials said.

Between 8,000 and 10,000 voters in seven counties -- Warren, Atlantic, Bergen, Monmouth, Ocean, Salem and Morris -- are having to vote using the paper "provisional" ballots because the voter registration log books in those counties were printed before the late-minute registrations came in, said state division of elections spokeswoman Susan Evans. All the votes will be counted, however they won't be added to the final tally until a day later, she said.

No other significant voting problems were being reported in the state despite a heavy turnout, she said.

By Washington Post editors  |  November 4, 2008; 3:45 PM ET
Categories:  50 States , B_Blog  
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