NJ.com’s Rebecca Panico reports
Residents whose votes are tentatively rejected due to inconsistent or missing signatures in the upcoming July 7 primary will get the opportunity to fix their ballots after an agreement was reached Tuesday in a federal lawsuit.
The suit was filed last month against New Jersey Secretary of State Tahesha Way by a resident with Parkinson’s disease, who said his shaking hand changed his signature. The agreement alleviates concerns from the League of Women’s Voters and NAACP in New Jersey, both plaintiffs in the case, about a mostly vote-by-mail primary election that was ordered by Gov. Phil Murphy and moved from June 2 amid the coronavirus pandemic.