March 30, 2021
Institute and Over 80 Groups Urge Passage of Same-Day Voter Registration
Current Registration Deadline Arbitrary and Disenfranchises Voters, Say Groups
NEWARK – Over 80 advocacy groups including the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice and the League of Women Voters of New Jersey today wrote to Gov. Murphy, Sen. President Steve Sweeney and Speaker Craig Coughlin urging them to pass and sign pending legislation (A4548/S2824) to establish same-day voter registration in New Jersey, including on Election Day.
“New Jersey’s three-week arbitrary registration deadline disenfranchises voters year after year. It is long past time for New Jersey to join the over 20 states that allow voters to register on the same day that they vote up to and on Election Day,” said the groups in their letter.