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Assembly Democratic Early Voting Bill Released by Committee
Wisniewski, Oliver, Diegnan, Benson, Conaway & Coughlin Bill Would Have N.J. Join 32 Other States that Allow Early Voting
(TRENTON) – Legislation Assembly Democrats Deputy Speaker John Wisniewski, Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver, Patrick J. Diegnan Jr., Daniel R. Benson, Herb Conaway M.D. and Craig J. Coughlin introduced to allow early voting in New Jersey in primary and general elections was advanced Monday by an Assembly panel.
The bill (A-3553) aims to give residents more voting alternatives following the Election Day woes created by Hurricane Sandy.
"People are busy, and many have long work days or responsibilities that prevent them from hitting the polls on Election Day,” said Wisniewski (D-Middlesex). “Then there are natural disasters that we simply can't plan for. Sandy threw a wrench into the machinery of Election Day and created tremendous confusion. This is a matter of convenience and ensuring every resident who is registered and wants to vote will have the opportunity to do so..."
To read more, please visit the New Jersey General Assembly Democratic Office Web site.
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