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By Eva Loayza | November 26th, 2012 - 3:49pm
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Assembly Democrats News Release

Wisniewski Will Introduce Bill Allowing Early Voting in NJ

Measure would add New Jersey to list of more than 30 states that currently allow early voting

(TRENTON) - Seeking to give residents more voting alternatives following the Election Day woes created by Superstorm Sandy, Assembly Deputy Speaker John S. Wisniewski (D-Middlesex) will introduce a bill creating an early voting option for primary and general elections in New Jersey.

"People are busy. Many have long work days or other responsibilities that prevent them from hitting the polls on Election Day. Then there are the natural disasters that we simply can't plan for. Sandy threw a wrench into the machinery of Election Day and created tremendous confusion in some counties," said Wisniewski. "This is a matter of convenience and ensuring that every resident who is registered and wants to vote will have the opportunity to do so. The right to vote and participate in the democratic process is one of our most sacred rights. We should give residents every chance to exercise it."

Thirty-two states and the District of Columbia currently have an early voting program allowing duly-registered voters to vote in person at specially-designated polling locations prior to Election Day.

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