No big problems reported at NJ polls

June 2, 2009 10:39:58 AM PDT
Things appear to be going smoothly at polling places around New Jersey, as light voter turnout is keeping things manageable.

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The state Elections Division says it has not heard of any big problems around the state.

Union County Board of Elections Administrator Dennis Scott Kobitz says in 25 years of working elections, this is one of the slowest he has seen.

About the biggest incident anyone had heard of was a poll worker in Sussex County who fell and bumped her head.

Federal election monitors at polling places in Middlesex County to observe Spanish-speaking election staff reported no problems.

Polls close at 8 p.m.

Meanwhile, Republican Steve Lonegan dismisses polls showing him trailing main GOP rival Chris Christie.

Casting his vote in Bogota Tuesday, Lonegan said a poll taken a week and a half ago is not relevant to what is happening today.

Lonegan has trailed Christie in most polls, but is counting on a surge of conservative votes to close the gap.

Chris Christie voted in Mendham Township. GOP Assemblyman Rick Merkt has trailed both in polls.

Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine faces token opposition in the Democratic primary.

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