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New Jersey lets Sandy victims vote via e-mail

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Critics argue that Internet-based voting systems are vulnerable to hacking and other security risks. New Jersey residents displaced by Superstorm Sandy will be allowed to vote via e-mail Residents must first submit a ballot application by e-mail or fax to their county clerk (CNN) — New Jersey residents displaced by Superstorm Sandy will be allowed to vote in Tuesday’s elections via e-mail or fax, the first time civilians in the state have been allowed to vote remotely. Despite some security concerns, the state announced the change to make it easier for voters who may have been forced by flooding, power outages or other storm damage to temporarily leave their communities. The directive also is intended to help emergency workers who are busy with disaster-relief efforts away from home.

People:

Superstorm Sandy

Overall Sentiment: -0.0735219

Relevance: 0.363803

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.332389

Sentiment Quote
-0.232732 “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,” said Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno …
-0.0553991 “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,” said Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno in a statement. “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.”
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 2
  • Aggregate Sentiment: -0.2881311
  • Mean: -0.14406555
  • Standard Deviation: 0

Matt Blaze

Overall Sentiment: -0.140845

Relevance: 0.283935

Sentiment Quote
0.0853675 “Does e-mail voting make sense for New Jersey during this emergency? It’s hard to say one way or the other without a lot more information than has been released so far about how the system will work and how it will be secured,” wrote computer-security expert Matt Blaze …
0.0199737 “The security implications of voting by e-mail are, under normal conditions, more than sufficient to make any computer security specialist recoil in horror,” he added. …
-0.0127219 “The security implications of voting by e-mail are, under normal conditions, more than sufficient to make any computer security specialist recoil in horror,” he added. “E-mail, of course, is not at all authenticated, reliable, or confidential, and that by itself opens the door to new forms of election mischief that would be far more difficult in a traditional in-person polling station or with paper absentee ballots.”
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 3
  • Aggregate Sentiment: 0.0926193
  • Mean: 0.0308731
  • Standard Deviation: 0

President Barack Obama

Overall Sentiment: 0.261959

Relevance: 0.257791

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Gov. Mitt Romney

Overall Sentiment: 0.0749108

Relevance: 0.257119

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  • The Mean is meant to be an indicator of an individual’s average comment sentiment.
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Additional Info:

StateOrCounty: New Jersey

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.935775

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FieldTerminology: electronic voting

Overall Sentiment: -0.611431

Relevance: 0.532994

Organization: New Jersey Division of Elections

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.402604

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New Jersey lets Sandy victims vote via e-mail

Webpage Provided Desc:

New Jersey residents displaced by Superstorm Sandy will be allowed to vote in Tuesday’s elections via e-mail or fax, the first time civilians in the state have been allowed to vote remotely.

Source Site: http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/cnn_tech/~3/f7Ns7DF2_yc/index.html

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