The new Garden State deadline for Election 2012 email and fax ballots in the wake of Hurricane Sandy? This Friday at 8 PM…
Yup, your eyes are fine!
County clerks have been instructed by Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno to accept mail-in ballots applications by fax and e-mail up through 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday. Ballots must be returned, however, by the deadline of 8:00 p.m. this Friday, November 9th (h/t NJ.com).
American states are permitted to establish voting dates for other federal offices, such as U.S. senators and representatives, but extending the deadline by almost one week for a presidential election? Hmmm… a literal reading of Article 2, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution would suggest the answer is “no.”
Let the great constitutional debate begin.
You can read Lt. Governor Guadgno’s directive here.