SIZABLE SUPPORT FOR UPDATES TO NEW JERSEY VOTING LAWS, INCLUDING EXPANDING EARLY VOTING AND ELECTION DAY REGISTRATION

Posted at 12:01 am August 18, 2015, in 2010's, August 2015, Democracy Act, Governor Chris Christie, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Summer 2015, Voter Registration, Voter Turnout

New Jerseyans widely support the voting reforms included in the State Legislature’s recently passed Democracy Act that now awaits Gov. Chris Christie’s signature, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Above all, residents are most supportive of increasing early in-person voting, at 67 percent versus 26 percent who oppose. Two-thirds are also in favor of automatic registration when applying for a driver’s license and printing voting materials in more languages; three in 10 are against each of these initiatives.

 

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