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(TRENTON) - Assembly Deputy Speaker John S. Wisniewski (D-Middlesex) issued a multimedia package Tuesday in which he discusses his legislation to bring early voting to New Jersey.
Wisniewski's legislation (A-3553) would create an early voting process that would allow New Jersey voters to cast their votes at specially designated polling places starting up to five weeks before a primary or general election, and ending on the Sunday before Election Day. Thirty-two states and the District of Columbia currently have an early voting program that allows duly-registered voters to vote in person prior to Election Day.
The multimedia package consists of a video of comments from Wisniewski and audio and a transcript of same.
To read more, please visit the New Jersey General Assembly Democratic Office Web site.
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