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  • NJ A3332
  • Requires county elections board give notice by Internet posting or mail when polling place location changes unexpectedly before election; requires board develop plan for polling place change notification.
Introduced
(2/22/2016)
In Committee
(9/19/2016)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill requires that when the location of a polling place for an election district is changed to another location within 60 days before an election, the county board of elections of the county in which the affected voters reside is to send a notice of the change to the residence of each affected voter, if the change occurs 14 days or more before the election. If the change occurs less than 14 days before or on the day of an election, the notice of the change is to be sent by electronic means to each municipality in which an affected voter resides. The county board must also send a notice of such change to the county clerk and, time permitting, to a newspaper of general circulation. The notice must also be posted and displayed prominently on the county's Internet site as soon as possible after the decision to make the change has been finalized. The county board is to send to the county clerk an electronic copy of any notice that the board issues by surface mail or electronic means. The county board must also arrange for signage to be posted outside the previous polling place location during all polling place hours on the day of any election to provide guidance to voters concerning the change in polling place location. Each county is to develop, based on guidelines issued by the Secretary of State, a contingency plan for notifying the residents of the county when the location of a polling place for an election district is changed due to the declaration of an emergency in the municipality or county in which the polling place is located, or the State as a whole, or due to any other reason. If the location of a polling place is changed preceding any election due to the declaration of an emergency, no notice by mail is required. In such a circumstance, the county board is to follow the procedures for changing the location of a polling place established in the contingency plan.
Judiciary
Reported and Referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee  (on 9/19/2016)
 
 
Date Chamber Action Description
9/19/2016 A Reported and Referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee
9/19/2016 Assembly Judiciary Hearing (10:00 9/19/2016 Committee Room 12, 4th Floor)
2/22/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 9/19/2016 Assembly Judiciary Committee: Reported Favorably 6 0 1