November 9, 2022 — Updated
Robbinsville District 5, Princeton District 21, 11 and 9 all report 0 Votes!
ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–In a statement posted to Facebook by Robbinsville Township, Mayor Dave Fried said, “Robbinsville Township was contacted by Mercer County Election officials at approximately 5 p.m. today and were informed that the ballots of one of our districts had gone missing.
The fundamentals of Democracy is that every vote would be counted.
Clearly, this has yet to happen in Robbinsville, as approximately 11% of our residents’ votes have yet to be safely delivered and tallied. We’re working with the County, which is in charge of our elections, but please know we will not rest until we get to the bottom of this unconscionable mishap, and we will not consider the 2022 election over in Robbinsville until every single ballot is counted and done so securely.”
As Reported yesterday by MidJersey.news there was a total failure reported with voting machines in Mercer County and “Emergency Ballots” had to be used. Now Robbinsville Emergency Ballots go missing.
In a PDF Document available on the Mercer County Clerk’s Office website it shows districts with missing votes:
Robbinsville Twp 5 Registered: 835 Votes: 0 Voted at District # 5 – Mercer County Library, 42 Robbinsville-Allentown Road
Princeton 21 Registered: 547 Votes: 0 Community Park School, 372 Witherspoon St., Art Room District 9, 11, 21
Princeton 11 Registered: 1594 Votes: 0 Community Park School, 372 Witherspoon St., Art Room District 9, 11, 21
Princeton 9 Registered: 1070 Votes: 0 Community Park School, 372 Witherspoon St., Art Room District 9, 11, 21
There was no statements made by Princeton about any uncounted or missing votes. Check back tomorrow as this story develops.
See yesterday’s story here:
November 8, 2022
“All votes cast in this General Election will be scanned on high capacity scanners by the Mercer County Board of Elections, at their central location, instead of at the polling locations by the voters. The Board of Elections is a bipartisan commission. Fortunately, we have hand-marked paper ballot system.
The Mercer County Clerk’s Office does not oversee voting machines or the voting equipment, but all three offices work together to make sure that the process is secure and transparent.
We made it through Hurricane Sandy, through 2020 and we will make it through this one too and no one will be disenfranchised.”
Update from the Mercer County Superintendent of Elections Nathaniel Walker
November 8, 2022 – 2 p.m.
Soon after polls opened this morning, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, poll workers became aware of an issue with the voting machine scanners. Voters are being asked to fill out the ballot as they normally would. A contingency plan is in place for all ballots cast at all locations to be scanned at the secure Board of Elections office.
Again, ballots will be scanned just as they would at the polling location. Every ballot that has been cast will be counted, no voter will be disenfranchised, and the integrity of the election is intact and secure.
Additionally, provisional ballots are available to those who would prefer to vote provisionally. A provisional ballot can be obtained at a voter’s polling location.
Further information will be reported as it becomes known.
– Nathaniel Walker, Mercer County Superintendent Of Elections