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Judge Gives Some New Jersey Voters Another Chance

Voting machines in Florida (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Voting machines in Florida (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey judge has ruled that displaced voters who could not get through when they requested ballots by fax or email Tuesday can still vote.

The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey announced on Thursday that the judge had signed the order extending voting for some.

The state said voters displaced by Superstorm Sandy could take until Friday to cast ballots by email or fax as long as they applied for the special ballots by 5 p.m. on Election Day.

The new order applies to people who can prove they tried to apply for electronic ballots on time but could not get them because fax lines were busy or email in-boxes were overflowing.

It’s not clear how many voters are affected.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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