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Monday, November 05, 2012

US President Barack Obama and Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney debate on October 16, 2012 at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney debate on October 16, 2012 at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. (Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

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Comments [5]

Osi from Clifton, NJ

As Kathy said I was planning to vote after getting home from work. But got stuck in the Lincoln Tunnel, ran to my house and drove like a madman to my polling place only to get there at 8 on the dot only to turned away by a poll worker.
She asked me why I didn't vote earlier but I tried. My sample ballot told me that my polling place was in School 16 which I went to in the morning only to find out that it had been moved, as I time my morning commute to the seconds I wasn't able to go to the provisional one.
Is there anything I can do? Feeling disenfranchised and angry.

Nov. 06 2012 08:38 PM
Kathy from North Jersey

The NJ Turnpike has been closed in both directions in both local and express lanes in Leonia by utility company. Thirty minutes after boarding a bus, the bus has not made it through the Lincoln Tunnel. People on the bus were planning to vote when they got home, but the polls will close before they get there. What will happen to these would-be voters?

Nov. 06 2012 07:12 PM
Denise from West Orange

I just got a text that NJ is extending email and fax ballots until 11/9/12! How will this affect the vote? That's ALOT of people who could be impacted and might tip the vote one way or another. No more shades of Gore v Bush!!!

Nov. 06 2012 04:22 PM
Ana Maria from Kearny NJ

Found my voter registration card with a previous address (Hudson County NJ, but because is the same district I did not know was a different ward and district, still went to the place to vote correspondent to that previous address. My name could not be found. Attendant told me to go to the Town Hall for a Provisional Ballot. Town Hall told me that was impossible because they are supposed to have provisional ballots if they do not find your name. So I return and after protesting a bit was allowed to vote by Provisional Ballot. Attendant "apologized for the confusion" which I would accepted if I would not observed another young African American Women who was told the same as she was about 4 people before me during my initial intent to vote. I am a latina, to me this is a clear example of discrimination. I need to point out that the district where I votes has predominately white population voters. I also need to know where I can dennounce this "irregularity". The other irregularity is that the "sample ballot" that was received by others members of my household is slightly different from the actual ballot I used to vote.

Nov. 06 2012 03:07 PM
Betsy Huerta from Bronx, NY

I faxed in my application for the mail in ballot yesterday. I can only imagine how overwhelmed they must be over at the Bergen County Clerk's office. I still haven't received my mail in ballot and am starting to get a little nervous. I keep trying to call to no avail. Any suggestions? I can't get to New Jersey, was displaced and have been staying in New York, and I have no gas in the car to get back over the bridge!

Nov. 06 2012 11:28 AM

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