New Jersey wants to expand voting access and give new voice to marginalized populations
February 11, 2018 | Philly.com
New Jersey lawmakers including Senate President Steve Sweeney (D., Gloucester), Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin (D., Middlesex), and former Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D., Hudson) are backing the “Democracy Act”. The law institutes a set of changes including:
- Automatic voter registration for eligible citizens who apply for or update a driver’s license
- Early voting in person for two weeks before Election Day
- Online voter registration
- Preregistration of 17-year-olds who will be 18 by the election.
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