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New Jersey Senate fails to override Gov. Chris Christie's veto of early voting

By 69 News & Associated Press, (follow: @69news), news@wfmz.com
Published On: Jun 20 2013 03:11:26 PM CDT
Updated On: Jun 20 2013 03:11:54 PM CDT
New Jersey voting line at fire station

Tom Mihalek /Reuters

People sign the voting record book before going into the voting booth at the Bay Head Fire Company during the elections in Bay Head, N.J.

TRENTON, N.J. -

The New Jersey Senate has failed in its effort to override Gov. Chris Christie's veto of a bill to allow in-person early voting.

The Senate voted 24-16 on Thursday in favor of the override, which fell three votes short.

The bill would have set up early voting at up to seven locations in each county during a two-week period before election days, but Christie said an estimated $25 million cost in the first year would have made it too expensive. He vetoed the measure last month.

New Jersey does offer mail-in ballots.