Helping To Get Out The Vote In New Jersey [AUDIO]
More than a million and a half Garden State residents are still without power, and hurricane or no hurricane, Jersey voters are supposed to head to the polls next Tuesday.
Bearing that in mind, state officials have announced they are extending the deadline for mail-in ballots, and will also deploy military trucks to serve as polling places in storm-battered communities.
Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, who also is Secretary of State, says County clerks' offices have been ordered to remain open this weekend to help process mail-in ballots.
Kerry Margaret Butch, the Executive Director of the League of Women Voters of New Jersey, says, "People can vote by mail - they can actually go to their County Clerk's office right now - during the hours that they're open - and vote in person right now, and that vote will count…You don't have to wait till election day, you can do it right now…anybody who wants to vote in the state of New Jersey is going to be able to participate."
Butch adds, "Don't panic, things are getting more and more online…Day by day things are getting better and better, if people are concerned they should vote by mail…If anybody has any questions about anything, they can give us a call at 1-800-792- VOTE…the League of Women Voters is going to be here to make sure that everyone who wants to vote gets the right to vote."