New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy Signs Bill to Restore Voting Rights to People on Probation and Parole

NEWARK – Governor Phil Murphy today signed a bill restoring voting rights to more than 80,000 people who had been barred from voting because they are on probation or parole.

The bill, A-5823, was passed on November 25 by the Assembly and on December 16 by the Senate. It restores voting rights upon a person’s release from prison, and to those on parole or probation. The law will go into effect 90 days from signing, or March 17, 2020.