Long Lines and Missing Booths: Polling Center Challenges in Jersey City

Rebecca Sanchez~

Lines of waiting voters snaked through P.S. 3, the Frank R. Conwell School in  Jersey City on Tuesday,  one of the  few polling centers in Jersey City that was not relocated in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Volunteers and City officials scrambled  to get people through  with just four voting booths “two less than they were supposed to have” and helped  Spanish speaking citizens to understand their ballots. Hudson County’s population is 42% Hispanic, consisting mostly of Cubans, Dominicans, Puerto Ricans, and Mexicans.

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