Buono campaign warns of voter confusion over mail-in ballot process

    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Barbara Buono’s campaign claims confusion about New Jersey elections has disenfranchised some voters.

    Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman chairs Buono’s campaign.

    She says the Attorney General’s office is advising county clerks not to count mail-in ballots for the November election that voters sent in the same package as their ballots for the special U.S. Senate election.

    Coleman says Governor Christie caused voter confusion by scheduling the special U.S Senate election 20 days before the November general election.

    “He feared having Lonegan at the top of his ticket, and he feared having Booker at the top of our ticket, and now we’ve got to make sure that people who did vote by mistake on November have that vote counted,” she said.

    Coleman says if such an advisory were not reversed, there could be a court battle that would add to the election costs.

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