New Jersey authorities have declared that any state resident displaced by hurricane Sandy would be designated an overseas voter, and allowed to vote by either email or fax. The system is identical
to mailing in an absentee ballot, with the difference being that the ballot is downloaded and then returned via email or fax instead of mail. "We’ve been doing this since 2008, it’s just
that in this emergency and the aftermath of the devastation of this hurricane, we’re trying to make voting as accessible as possible for people who can’t get to the polls," said a
spokesman for the Lieutenant Governor's office.