Christie defeated conservative Seth Grossman in the Republican primary, and Buono won over Troy Webster, an aide to the mayor of East Orange, in the Democratic primary on Tuesday night.
There is a push under way to have Connecticut become the next state to eliminate restrictions on early voting and to make it easier for voters to access and use absentee ballots.
State lawmakers adopted a law in 2005 to replace machines with a kind that would print out voters’ choices, so the voters could verify their selections and there would be a backup in case of a recount. But the requirement was suspended in 2009.
Charging that New Yorkers have been faced with chaotic polling place procedures and poorly-trained workers, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn on Wednesday that the New York City Board of Elections fix the problems immediately.
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Problems erupted at a handful of New York City polling places Tuesday, including a Lower Manhattan site that ran out of ballots, and reports of crowding at some sites in Brooklyn that attracted the attention of a city lawmaker.
Authorities in both states were helping bring some displaced voters to their polling sites and directing others to cast ballots elsewhere.
Nearly 2.1 million people are registered to vote, with more than 100,000 citizens becoming new voters since early September.
New Jersey residents displaced by Sandy will be able to vote electronically in the coming election. In New York, many polling sites sustained damage in the storm and won’t be ready in time for Tuesday.
Now, the question is: Is the country better off than it was four years ago? Anyone – including you – can answer that question.
If you have questions about voting after the storm, we have all the information you need on relocated polling sites, absentee ballots and voting by email or fax in some states.
Now, this early voting trend that is sweeping the country is getting as ridiculous as being gifted for Christmas or one’s birthday 35 days in advance. There is much “shifty” benefit for the Democrats since they’re pushing for it.
More than 100,000 New Yorkers applied for absentee ballots. Board of Elections Commissioner J.C. Polanco admitted the board is backlogged because he said they are understaffed.
Have you applied for an absentee ballot in New York but have yet to receive it?
Voters can get an application online or register at the Motor Vehicle Commission and Human Services offices.
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