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Camco Prepares for Election Without Electric

The Camden County Superintendent's Office goes without power for days while preparing for high voter turnout next Tuesday.

The Camden County Superintendent of Elections office in Pennsauken lost electricity Tuesday morning as a result of Superstorm Sandy.

The power still had not been restored as of Thursday afternoon, but that wasn’t preventing employees there from ensuring next Tuesday’s election takes place.

“We can’t have an election without this office,” Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli Jr. said. “They are hard at work, equipped with flashlights and a generator, to make sure that all residents get to exercise their right to vote next week.”

Camden County Superintendent of Elections Phyllis Pearl is anticipating the largest voter turnout since the last presidential election, when Barack Obama defeated John McCain, in 2008.

“In terms of voter participation, we are preparing for a big election Tuesday,” Pearl said.  “My entire staff is here to make sure the process moves forward and we will work though the night and the weekend to ensure our residents vote.”

The superintendent of elections is responsible for overseeing and conducting elections, including ensuring that voting machines are delivered to Camden County’s more than 230 polling places. The Superintendent also processes voter registrations and all changes of address, name or party affiliation. 

The Camden County Superintendent of Elections office is located at 7250 Westfield Ave., Suite C, Pennsauken, NJ 08110.

A. Carroll November 02, 2012 at 11:31 AM
Each of us needs to monitor the voting machine intensely during his/her voting process. There have been many reports of machines 'incorrectly calibrated' to cast a vote opposite of what the voter intended. Not that such a thing could ever actually occur here in Camden County, but who can know?
D. H. November 02, 2012 at 02:32 PM
There are reports that UN foreign troops will be in place at various voting locations as overseers. To the best of my knowledge, this is in violation of our constitution.
Kaye November 02, 2012 at 02:59 PM
Not foreign troops! They are election observers from other nations. They observe our voting process that is all. No one is allowing foreign soldiers to oversee elections. Did you hear that BS on Fox?

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