La. State Troopers In NJ Vote Absentee

Nov 8, 2012

Louisiana state troopers who volunteered to help New Jersey police after Hurricane Sandy were able to vote absentee, by fax.

A convoy of 25 troopers left Louisiana about 3 a.m. Sunday on the 1,300-mile drive to New Jersey.

Capt. Doug Cain, a state police spokesman, says state police commanders asked Secretary of State Tom Schedler to find a way the troopers could vote absentee. He talked to Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's office and to voter registrars in the troopers' home parishes.

Cain says troopers fax absentee voting applications to local registrars, who faxed absentee ballots back to them. The filled ballots were faxed back to the registrars.