LG: County clerks’ offices must keep Sunday hours

The Secretary of State’s Office has extended mandatory hours from 8:30 to 4:30 on Saturday and Sunday at every county clerk’s office in the state, according to a directive issued today by Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno.

Voters will have an opportunity to walk into those offices in those time frames on the weekend (and on Monday) prior to Election Day.

Guadagno has imposed noon Friday as a hard deadline for clerks to submit lists of polling places.

The LG has also ordered clerks’ offices to remain in mail-in ballot processing mode through Election Day.

“Notwithstanding Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath, the State of New Jersey is committed to holding a fair, open, and transparent election on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, as established by federal law,” Guadagno wrote in a letter dated today.

"I don't think what he's doing tonight, the method by which he's doing it helps to build a trustful relationship."
—Gov. Chris Christie reacting to President Barack Obama's speech on immigration reform.