Election Chaos, the Bureaucratic Side

“It was barely controlled chaos inside the Board of Elections office in Ocean County, one of the hardest hit in the state. Until recently, workers had been sitting in darkened offices, processing mail-in ballots by flashlight. The power came back Sunday night, and on Tuesday the phones never stopped ringing. A small army of county volunteers fielded calls and stood by the fax machine and computer terminals, grabbing ballot requests from displaced voters.”

Great piece in the Washington Post about ongoing voting struggles in New Jersey. I’ve been talking a lot about how to get yourself out there and vote, but so proud of all the state employees and volunteers making sure people get heard, from clerks processing by flashlight to whoever thought of a mobile polling place in a Winnebago.

We’re New Jersey. We’re scrappy.

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