As consumers continue to use the latest in smart phone technology and high speed internet service, Local and County Clerks' Offices through out the state utilize the high tech world to speed up the election process.

Ocean County Clerk Scott Colabella says when the polls close at 8 p.m., results from each machine can be printed instantaneously from cartridges located in the back.

He says after that, "they remove the cartridge. Transfer that to their local borough hall and the Municipal Clerk takes a cartridge from every voting machine and they electronically transmit it to Ocean County."

Colabella says they have a pretty good idea on how the election will be called by around 10 o'clock but he says the official results could still take days to certify as write-in and absentee ballots are tallied.

County Clerk's Offices in Ocean and Monmouth offer up-to-the-minute results on their web sites.