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Reply #26: That's NOT going to be easy. NJ does NOT sort absentee ballots by precinct. [View All]

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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-20-08 12:02 PM
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26. That's NOT going to be easy. NJ does NOT sort absentee ballots by precinct.
Edited on Mon Oct-20-08 12:52 PM by Bill Bored
If they follow the LAW, what is supposed to happen is:
1. Appoint independent audit board.
2. Divide absentees ballots into batches BEFORE they are scanned
3. Record tallies for each batch
4. Pick batches to audit randomly after the election
5. If there is more than a 0.1% vote shift when the hand count is compared to the machine count, the audit is doubled
6. The audit board should write additional regulations (there may not be time for this now)

You can actually read the law here:
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2006/Bills/PL07/349_.PDF

If I were you, I'd try to get your activist types and their friends in the Legislature to demand the appointment of the audit board before the election, and conduct an audit of absentee ballots. Holt might be able to help, although his interference in State affairs might not be appreciated. It wouldn't hurt for him to write a letter of support though.

Then advocate that everyone vote absentee in THIS election, so you will have VVPBs. Problem solved (sort of)!
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