New early voting rules, poll worker shortage pose huge challenge for N.J. election officials

After 24 years in her job, Gloucester County elections superintendent Stephanie Salvatore joked that she had gotten bored. “It’s like Groundhog Day,” said Salvatore, referencing the famous Bill Murray movie where his character lives the same day over and over. “I want something else.” Then came 2020, the first general election this century forced to account for a global pandemic. To avoid unsafe crowding at polling locations, the state scrapped widespread in-person voting and required mail ballots for all but those who had a disability that required access to a voting machine — an unprecedented move. June’s primary brought a brief return to normality as widespread in-person voting resumed. But soon, November’s general will once again come with unique challenges. John Solomon,

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