NewsWorks, joined NJ News Commons and other news organizations across New Jersey, is running a public service campaign to track voting problems in the New Jersey following the ravages of Superstorm Sandy.
We have set up a NJ Voter Problem Hotline — 732-903-VOTE — which can be used to leave a message describing what kind of problem you’re experiencing. This will be monitored continuously by students at Montclair State University during polling hours on Tuesday, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. and be used by news organizations to identify hotspots.
The state is operating its own hotline — 877-NJ-VOTES — which provides prompts in English and Spanish to help with voting. While we will also give help to confused voters, our effort is focused on recording the problems as they come up.
We have set up a Crowdmap — NJVote.crowdmap.com — where voters can record their voting problems. Our student operators will also map voting problems recorded on our hotline.
NJ News Commons is a live blog — #NJVote — which will pull in the latest tweets, photos, stories and official updates on the voting situation on Tuesday.
Election Day, using this newsletter and the NJ News Commons website, we will push out information on where and what the voting problems are throughout the state. We are also, of course, interested in what you find at the polls. If you tweet your stories with the tag #NJVote, we will see them.
Our partner news organizations so far include NJ Spotlight, New Jersey Public Radio,WBGO, Patch, Baristanet, MyVeronaNJ, Elizabeth Inside Out, Jersey Shore Hurricane News and Hoboken Mile Square View.