League of Women Voters of New Jersey’s Jesse Burns and The Institute’s Henal Patel write
New Jersey, like the rest of the nation, is faced with an immense challenge: safeguarding our democracy while protecting public health. There is no one-size-fits-all solution for voters, and we must execute a multipronged approach to ensure access to the ballot. Fortunately, we have the necessary tools to accomplish this. Last week, the League of Women Voters of New Jersey, the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, and the ACLU of New Jersey sent a letter of recommendations to the governor and secretary of state laying out steps that must be taken in order to ensure that our upcoming elections are successful and robust, even during the current crisis. Every vote counts and must be protected. Our recommendations focus on protecting those who are historically marginalized at the polls, such as communities of color and the disability community, to ensure they have multiple options to cast a ballot.