TRENTON, N.J. – Ahead of the Assembly’s vote on the illegal immigrant driver’s license legislation (S3229/A4743), Assemblyman Erik Peterson (R-Hunterdon) proposed an amendment to prevent voter fraud opportunities.
“The Motor Vehicle Administrator came before our committee and she testified that the motor vehicle staff are not permitted to deny somebody from registering to vote who is here illegally. Furthermore, the bill requires that the Motor Vehicle Commission not keep any of the documentation of the persons registering for these driver’s licenses, the standard driver’s license, and makes it a crime if a member of the Motor Vehicle Commission staff were to report somebody for violating our voting laws. In short, this bill attacks the integrity of our voting system and every individual’s right to vote by giving the opportunity for people here illegally to register to vote and to vote by mail.”
The Democrats voted down Peterson’s amendment and passed the legislation 42-30.