As Secretary of State, it is my legal and moral obligation to ensure ballot access to qualified voters. I am interested in boosting participation and combating the disturbing trend of voter suppression we’ve witnessed around the country.
The surest way to keep government honest is utilizing the franchise of voting. What many people don’t realize is how the right to vote did not come easily. Consider the fact that the 19th Amendment—guaranteeing women that right—was not adopted until 1920. That isn’t so long ago. Before that, women were shut out of voting booths.
As Frederick Douglass said: “Educate your sons and daughters, send them to school, and show them that beside the cartridge box, the ballot box, and the jury box, you also have the knowledge box.”
New Jersey has finalized a spending plan utilizing $10.2 million in federal and state election security funds.
The New Jersey Division of Elections has issued the following press guidance for the New Jersey Primary Election, Tuesday, June 5.
The New Jersey Division of Elections wishes to remind citizens of the upcoming deadline to register to vote for the upcoming primary election ahead of the June 5 primary election.
The New Jersey Department of State, through its Division of Elections, and the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, through its New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell, released the following statement reasserting continued confidence in the state’s election security measures.
The New Jersey Division of Elections wishes to remind all registered voters who are currently affiliated with a political party and who wish to change their party affiliation that the deadline to change party affiliation is Wednesday, April 11, 2018
On Friday, March 23, Secretary of State Tahesha Way led a delegation from New Jersey to a dress rehearsal of a table-top training exercise for prevention of cyber-attacks and information operations at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Universityâ€™s Kennedy School.
The New Jersey Division of Elections wishes to remind all Republican and Democratic candidates for United States Senate, United States House of Representatives, and General Assembly for Legislative Districts 15, 32, 34 and 36 that the petition filing deadline for the June 5 primary election is 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 2, 2018.
“No holder of a public office or position shall demand payment or contribution from another holder of a public office or position for the campaign purposes of any candidate or for the use of any political party.”
This notice is given by the Secretary of State to all State employees and each county and municipal clerk pursuant to the requirements of New Jersey Elections law, P.L. 1975, c. 70.
Effective January 1, 2019, P.L. 2017, Chapter 206, amended N.J.S.A. 40A:14-74 to read as follows:
“For an election held at the time of the general election or at a time other than at the time of the general election, the voter registration procedure set forth in R.S. 19:31-1 et seq. shall apply.”
As a result of this change the deadline to register to vote in a fire district election has been moved from 2 days prior to the election to 21 days prior to the election.