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

Published On: Jun 20 2013 04:11:26 PM EDT   Updated On: Jun 20 2013 04:11:54 PM EDT
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.


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.