N.J ready to help voters who run into problems

New Jersey residents who encounter problems Tuesday that prevent them from voting can get some assistance.

Volunteers near polling places will assist anyone who has a problem casting a vote, according to Deborah Jacobs, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey.

“The usual problems that come up are issues that result from lack of poll worker training,” she said. They include “whether poll workers are adequately trained, whether they’re giving out provisional ballots properly, whether a voter who is turned away from the polls can go to the courthouse and have their issue looked at there.”

The state attorney general’s office is stationing personnel in all of the state’s counties to help ensure the election runs smoothly and to deal with any legal issues at the polls.

Any voter encountering a problem in New Jersey can call 1-800-792-VOTE.

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