March 19, 2020
In Light of Public Health Crisis, Institute and Other Groups Call on New Jersey to Make Vote-By-Mail More Accessible to All Residents
Letter to Governor and Legislators Says All Voters Should Receive VBM Applications, and Postage Should be Prepaid for VBM Applications and Ballots
NEWARK – The New Jersey Institute for Social Justice and eleven other New Jersey organizations today wrote to Gov. Murphy, Senate President Steve Sweeney, and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin urging them to pass and sign legislation to provide that all registered voters in New Jersey be sent a Vote-by-Mail (VBM) application, and that postage is prepaid for those applications as well as for VBM ballots.
Noting several upcoming elections, the letter pointed out that “While other states are grappling with adopting vote-by-mail during the ongoing public health crisis, we are fortunate that New Jersey has been ahead of the curve. Under your collective leadership, vote-by-mail became law and was expanded. It is now time to go further.”