Christie administration orders extended voting hours due to storm

NEW JERSEY – The Christie Administration is encouraging New Jersey voters to take advantage of extended weekend hours at New Jersey’s county elections offices to cast their vote before Election Day. Registered New Jersey voters can vote in-person by visiting their county clerk’s office on either weekend day and by 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5. Once they receive a ballot from the clerk’s office, voters will be able to complete their ballot and immediately deliver it to the county board of elections office.

The Hudson County Election Office is located at Hudson County Plaza, 257 Cornelison Ave., 4th floor. The Hudson County Clerk office can be reached at (201) 369-3470. The Superintendent of Elections can be reached at (201) 369-7791. The Hudson County Board of Elections can be reached by calling (201) 369-3435.

In a directive issued by Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, county election offices were ordered to remain open, at a minimum, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from November 2 through 3 p.m. November 5. County clerk’s officers were further ordered to take all reasonable measures to inform voters of the extended hours.

“The extent of Hurricane Sandy’s destruction is impossible to fully describe,” said Guadagno, who also serves as Secretary of State and is responsible for overseeing the Division of Elections. “For many New Jerseyans, the hurricane’s impact may have made Election Day the last thing on their minds, but we want to make voting as easy as possible considering the devastating circumstances. Despite the devastation that surrounds many of our citizens, we are committed to upholding and honoring our nation’s ideals and having an open and transparent election.”

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