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Apr 13

Ballot Drop Box New Requirements

Posted to The Town Crier - Legislative Backgrounder on April 13, 2021 at 3:16 PM by Legislative Staff

On April 9 Governor Murphy signed into law legislation that would require ballot drop boxes at certain locations under certain circumstances. Specifically, P.L. 2021, c. 44 would require at least one ballot drop box beginning with the 2021 General Election at any county government building that is the main office of the County Clerk, in each municipality with 5,000 or more residents, at the main campus of each State College or Universities and at the main campus of each independent four-year college or university with enrollments larger than 5,000 students. If two or more ballot drop boxes are separated by a distance of less than 2,000 feet the Board of Elections must determine a secondary location in the same municipality but a different location. Whenever possible at least one ballot drop box must be located in a municipality with an average per capita income or a median family income at or below 250% of the federal poverty guideline.

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Tag(s): Elections, Ballots