2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 19 - ELECTIONS
Section 19:31-29 - Violations, relief; actions
19:31-29. Violations, relief; actions
42. a. Any person who believes that he or she has been denied an opportunity to register to vote or to remain a registered voter in violation of the provisions of P.L.1994, c.182 (C.19:31-6.11 et al.), may seek relief by providing written notice to the Secretary of State. Such notice shall include the date which the person seeking relief believes the violation to have occurred and as many of the particulars relative to the violation as that person can recount. The notice shall also include the name and address of the person seeking relief and shall be certified by that person's signature.
b. If the violation of the provisions of P.L.1994, c.182 (C.19:31-6.11 et al.) has not been investigated or corrected within 90 days after the Secretary of State receives written notice of the violation, or within 20 days after the Secretary of State receives written notice of the violation if the violation occurred within 120 days prior to the day of an election, the aggrieved person may bring a civil action in the appropriate superior court for declaratory or injunctive relief with respect to the violation.
c. If the violation occurred within 30 days prior to the day of an election, the aggrieved person shall not be required to first provide written notice to the Secretary of State, as provided for in subsection a. of this section, but may instead bring a civil action in the appropriate superior court, as provided for in subsection b. of this section.
d. In any civil actions brought under subsections b. or c. of this section, the superior court may allow the prevailing party, other than the United States, reasonable attorney fees, including litigation fees and costs.
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