Say New Voting Laws May Lead to Confusion
Senator Declan O’Scanlon and Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso (both R-Monmouth) issued the following statement today regarding recent changes to voting laws:
Sen. Declan O’Scanlon and Asw. Serena DiMaso warned voters to be vigilant this year following changes to New Jersey election law that will result in vote-by-mail ballots being sent automatically to some voters. (©iStock)
“Any resident who requested a vote-by-mail ballot in 2016, or later, must be vigilant this year before voting. The Governor and legislature have instituted a new policy wherein vote-by-mail ballots will be sent automatically to anyone who had previously requested them in 2016.
“Voters should check their mail and if a vote-by-mail ballot is delivered to their home, residents should use that to vote in this years’ election.
“If voters fail to see their vote-by-mail ballot or fail to cast it, they will not be able to vote via machine on Election Day. They will have to cast a provisional ballot which requires them to vote on a paper ballot that is brought back to the County to be validated and counted the day after the election.
Residents may also contact the County Board of Elections preemptively to confirm if they will be receiving a mail-in ballot this year if they are unsure. The Elections office may be reached at (732) 431-7790.”