LAW OFFICES OF GEOFFREY D. MUELLER, LLC

610 East Palisade Avenue
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey 07632

2 William Street - Suite 509
White Plains, New York 10601

Phone: (201) 569-2533 Fax: (201) 569-2554

Hurricane Sandy - Various Updates

To those who have been affected by the storm and its aftermath, please accept our sincere condolences and best wishes. If there is anything we might be able to do in order to help you and yours get through these times, please do not hesitate to contact us. We hope the following information proves useful.

Power Restoration Estimates:


Per http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2012/11/here_are_town-specific_plans_o.html#incart_m-rpt-2


"As of this morning, just over 1 million people in New Jersey remained without power, including 493,000 PSE&G customers, 485,000 JCP&L customer, and 10,000 Atlantic City Electric customers.

Nearly half of Rockland Electric’s 70,900 customers in Bergen, Passaic and Sussex counties are without power, but the New York-based utility was not asked to provide restoration times to the state, officials said."



Voting:


"Trenton, NJ – The New Jersey Department of State has issued a directive today to county elections officials to permit New Jersey registered voters displaced by Hurricane Sandy to vote electronically. This directive also is intended to assist displaced first responders, whose tireless recovery efforts away from home has made voting a challenge.

“This has been an extraordinary storm that has created unthinkable destruction across our state and we know many people have questions about how and where to cast their vote in Tuesday’s election. To help alleviate pressure on polling places, we encourage voters to either use electronic voting or the extended hours at county offices to cast their vote,” said Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno. “Despite the widespread damage Hurricane Sandy has caused, New Jersey is committed to working through the enormous obstacles before us to hold an open and transparent election befitting our state and the resiliency of its citizens.”

"To vote electronically, displaced voters may submit a mail-in ballot application either by e-mail or fax to their county clerk. Once an application is approved, the clerk will electronically send a ballot to the voter by either fax or e-mail in accordance to the voter’s preference. Voters must return their electronic ballot – by fax or email – no later than November 6, 2012, at 8 p.m.

"Voters can download a mail-in ballot application for their county by visiting http://nj.gov/state/elections/voting-information-vote-by-mail.html. A list of county clerk websites, phone numbers and fax numbers are available by visiting http://nj.gov/state/elections/voting-information-local-officials.html."

"Trenton, NJ – The Christie Administration is encouraging New Jersey voters to take advantage of the extended weekend hours at New Jersey’s county elections offices to cast their vote before Election Day. Registered New Jersey voters can vote in-person by visiting their county clerk’s office no later than 3 pm Monday.  Once they receive a ballot from their clerk’s office, voters will be able to complete their ballot and immediately deliver it to their county board of elections office. In a directive issued yesterday by Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, county election offices are to remain open, at a minimum, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm beginning November 2 until November 5, and are to take all reasonable measures to inform voters of the extended hours.

“The extent of Hurricane Sandy’s destruction is impossible to fully describe,” said Lt. Governor Guadagno, who serves as Secretary of State and is responsible for overseeing the Division of Elections. “For many New Jerseyans, the hurricane’s impact may have made Election Day the last thing on their minds, but we want to make voting as easy as possible considering the devastating circumstances. Despite the devastation that surrounds many of our citizens, we are committed to upholding and honoring our nation’s ideals and having an open and transparent election.”

More information is available at elections.nj.gov  

The following is a list of county clerks and board of elections office phone numbers in each county.

Atlantic
County Clerk                                        609- 641-7867
Superintendent of Elections              609-343-2245
Board of Elections                               609-645-5867

Bergen
County Clerk                                        201-336-7073
Superintendent of Elections              201-336-6100
Board of Elections                               201-336-6225

BURLINGTON
County Clerk                                        609-265-5122
Superintendent of Elections              609-265-5111
Board of Elections                               609-265-5062

CAMDEN
County Clerk                                        856-225-7219
Superintendent of Elections              856-661-3555
Board of Elections                               856-401-8683

CAPE MAY
County Clerk                                        609-465-1013
Commissioner of Registration          609-465-1050
Board of Elections                               609-465-1050

CUMBERLAND
County Clerk                                        856-453-4860
Commissioner of Registration          856-453-5801
Board of Elections                               856-453-5801

ESSEX
County Clerk                                        973-621-4921
Superintendent of Elections              973-621-5061
Board of Elections                               973-621-5071

GLOUCESTER
County Clerk                                        856-853-3241
Superintendent of Elections              856-384-4500
Board of Elections                               856-384-4500

HUDSON
County Clerk                                        201-369-3470
Superintendent of Elections              201-369-7791
Board of Elections                               201-369-3435

HUNTERDON
County Clerk                                        908-788-1214
Commissioner of Registration          908-788-1190
Board of Elections                               908-788-1190

MERCER
County Clerk                                        609-989-6998
Superintendent of Elections              609-989-6750
Board of Elections                               609-989-6522

MIDDLESEX
County Clerk                                        732-745-3827
Commissioner of Registration          732-745-3471
Board of Elections                               732-745-3471

MONMOUTH
County Clerk                                        732-431-7790
Superintendent of Elections              732-431-7780
Board of Elections                               732-431-7150

MORRIS
County Clerk                                        973-285-6059
Superintendent of Elections              973-285-6715
Board of Elections                               973-285-8350

OCEAN
County Clerk                                        732-929-2018
Commissioner of Registration          732-929-2167
Board of Elections                               732-929-2167

PASSAIC
County Clerk                                        973-225-3632 ext 500 or 501
Superintendent of Elections              973-881-4515
Board of Elections                               973-881-4527

SALEM
County Clerk                                        856-935-7510 Ext. 820
Commissioner of Registration          856-935-7510 ext. 8330
Board of Elections                               856-935-7510 ext. 8330

SOMERSET
County Clerk                                        908-231-7013
Commissioner of Registration          908-231-7084
Board of Elections                               908-231-7084

SUSSEX
County Clerk                                        973-579-0900
Commissioner of Registration          973-579-0950
Board of Elections                               973-579-0950

UNION
County Clerk                                        908-527-4996/4997
Commissioner of Registration          908-527-4123
Board of Elections                               908-527-4123

WARREN
County Clerk                                        908-475-6211
Commissioner of Registration          908-475-6313
Board of Elections                               908-475-6313"