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Assembly seeks to delay VBM ballot mailing in response to coronavirus

Bill scheduled to be considered by Homeland Security Committee on Monday

By David Wildstein, March 14 2020 11:53 am

The Assembly will consider a bill on Monday to give county clerks an additional week to mail vote-by-mail ballots for the June 2 primary election.

The bi-partisan legislation, sponsored by Assemblymen Vince Mazzeo (D-Northfield) and John DiMaio (R-Hackettstown), is part of a package of bills addressing the corona virus pandemic that will be considered by the Assembly Homeland Security Committee on Monday.

VBM ballots are required to be mailed starting on April 18, and approval of the legislation would shorten the vote-by-mail window by seven days.

State Sen. Michael Testa, Jr. (R-Vineland) told the New Jersey Globe on Friday that he would seek to extend the March 30 filing deadline by two weeks.

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