Posted: November 1, 2012
New Jersey emergency petition to extend ballot access
According to reports (here and here), the ACLU of New Jersey has filed an emergency petition with that state’s Superior Court on behalf of voters who applied by e-mail or fax machine for a ballot and had not received a response today. The ACLU petition seeks a court order allowing people to vote through the Federal Voting Assistance Program, which provides absentee ballots to residents living overseas or members of the armed services. The emergency petition has been filed in Superior Court in Essex County, New Jersey, but the ACLU has indicated it will pursue a statewide remedy. Reports indicate that numerous New Jersey voters who tried to email or fax to request a ballot received no reply today or were told they couldn't be processed.