Archive for Tag: Election Day

Banning police from polls fought by Republican lawmakers

TRENTON, N.J. – The Democrat-led state Assembly passed legislation Thursday that would bar police officers from being stationed within 100 feet of a polling place after a fiery debate initiated by Republicans. Republicans blasted the bill for demonizing police. Watch: Wirths challenges ban on police near polling locations“I think...

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Lawmakers propose amendment to guarantee in-person voting

TRENTON, N.J. – Sen. Robert Singer and Assemblymen Sean Kean and Edward Thomson plan to introduce an amendment to the state constitution that prevents changes to future elections like those imposed this year. The 30th District lawmakers said they wanted to head-off attempts to make permanent any changes to...

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Unemployed poll worker wages protected under Schepisi bill

TRENTON, N.J. – An unprecedented election season amid a global pandemic and staggering joblessness motivated Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi to draft legislation that would encourage the unemployed to work on behalf of the boards of election. “We don’t only need poll workers willing to work on Election Day, but we...

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