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Dover Democratic Municipal Chairman Edward Correa. (Photo: Nikita Biryukov for the New Jersey Globe).

Dover Democratic chair flags problem with 2nd Ward voting machine

Correa says voters directed to machine from district ward, preventing votes for county committee candidates

By Nikita Biryukov, June 08 2021 4:16 pm

Dover Democratic Municipal Chairman Edward Correa has alerted Morris County election officials about a faulty voting machine in the town’s 2nd Ward.

In a letter to Morris County Board of Elections Administrator Dale Kramer, Correa said the voting machine for the ward’s first district had not been working improperly since this morning.

He said three voters from the district had been instructed to vote on the 2nd Ward’s district 2 machine. That would have prevented them from voting for county committee candidates in their district.

He said a challenger saw the site’s master poll worker instruct a voter to use the other machine because of a long line at the district 1 voting machine.

“We urge that this practice ceases immediately today, and voters of the 2-1 district are allowed to vote in assigned machines for the district,” he said in the letter. “This is prejudice against the candidates for County Committee at the bottom of the ballots; since voters have no option to vote for them when are transferred to the 2-2 voting machines.”

Correa further alleged former Dover Mayor James Dodd entered the polling place and spoke to the master poll worker, saying Dodd had no right to do so.

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