March 19, 2020



NJISJ Commends Gov. Murphy for Executive Order Expanding Vote-by-Mail Access

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NEWARK — The New Jersey Institute for Social Justice today commended Gov. Murphy for issuing an Executive Order to expand the accessibility of vote-by-mail to registered voters in New Jersey for upcoming local elections.

In addition to postponing local elections scheduled for April until May 12, the Executive Order provides that every registered voter in New Jersey receive a vote-by-mail ballot which, importantly, will include prepaid postage so that economically insecure people will not be prevented from mailing in their ballots due to the cost of postage.

On Wednesday, the Institute and eleven other groups wrote to the Governor urging him to make vote-by-mail more accessible.