In new Jersey a new law about voting by mail could cause distrust among voters
Author: Katerina Moskalets
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In August the Governor of new Jersey Phil Murphy, signed a new law about voting by mail, which shall take effect on the midterm elections this year.
Now everyone who agreed during the 2016 election to vote by mail, so in the upcoming elections to vote for the one who wants to see the Senate and House of representatives.
However, there is one thing that can confuse many state residents: if you are going to personally be at the polling station to vote you will not succeed. State officials sent out letters to voters notifying them of the change and giving them the opportunity to abandon this method of expression.
According to the Republican Senator Declan O Scanlon who voted against the bill, this innovation increases the likelihood that many may question the legitimacy of the system.
“Whenever someone comes to the polls and can not vote, they are crazy. It’s frustrating, he adds. – They suspect that there is something nefarious“.
The Governor’s representative Agliana Alfaro stated that “the expanded voting by mail is a critical step that will help to ensure that all eligible voters could participate in the democratic process“.
The law about voting by mail in NJ. Source: flickr
It is unknown how many people will be affected by the new law. In 2016, about 356 thousand people voted by mail – it 9% of the total number of ballot papers.
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