Assembly members Clinton Calabrese, Shavonda Sumter and Nancy Pinkin praised the enactment of a bill they sponsored that aims to increase voter turnout.
“For many, something as simple as not knowing how to find their polling place can affect their likelihood of voting,” the three said in a joint statement. “And so, giving voters information on where to access details about their polling place as part of election notices makes it easier. We hope to boost participation to best represent New Jersey and its people at the polls. No one should feel they can’t vote because they’re unsure where to go.”
The bill, which was signed into law Friday, requires election notices to include information about where a voter can find their polling place.
“Voter participation has been improving in New Jersey, which is extremely encouraging. But, despite increasing enthusiasm among residents, voter turnout is still not near where it should or can be. With so many factors at play a lot of unnecessary barriers to voting remain, accessibility being one of them.”