Concerns raised over New Jersey e-mail and faxed ballots

November 6, 2012

Experts on voting security and computer technology warned Monday that New Jersey’s plan to allow residents displaced by Hurricane Sandy to cast ballots by e-mail could be easily undermined by hacking or other forms of fraud.

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno (R) announced Saturday that registered voters uprooted by last week’s storm can apply by e-mail or fax to their county clerk for a mail-in ballot and return it — by e-mail or fax — no later than 8 p.m. Tuesday.

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