New Jersey has extended the deadline for email voting for displaced residents.

FAIR HAVEN, NJ - NOVEMBER 06: Residents of Sea Bright, New Jersey arrive to vote at a relocated polling station on November 6, 2012 in Fair Haven, New Jersey. The original polling station in Sea Bright was damaged in Superstorm Sandy, which devastated the seaside community. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

The Division of Elections has issued a new directive that gives displaced voters until 8 p.m. Friday to return email and fax ballots.

They still must request the ballots by 5 p.m. Tuesday.

The new deadline gives county election officials time to verify and process the requests. They must fulfill the requests by noon Friday.

The state decided days ago to allow voters displaced by the storm to cast ballots by fax or email.

 

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