2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 19 - ELECTIONS
Section 19:31-6.5 - Acceptance of registration, commissioner's duties.
19:31-6.5 Acceptance of registration, commissioner's duties.
17. a. Upon receipt of any completed registration form, the commissioner of registration shall review it, and if it is found to be in order, shall:
(1)Send to the registrant written notification that such registrant is duly registered to vote. No registrant shall be considered a registered voter until the commissioner of registration reviews the application submitted by the registrant and deems it acceptable. On the face of such notification in the upper left-hand corner shall be printed the words: "Do Not Forward. Return Postage Guaranteed. If not delivered in 2 days, return to the Commissioner of Registration."
(2)In as timely a manner as possible, enter the information provided for the registrant on the completed registration form into the Statewide voter registration system established pursuant to section 1 of P.L.2005, c.145 (C.19:31-31).
(3)Paste, tape, or photocopy the completed registration form onto an original registration form, and shall paste or tape a copy of such completed registration form onto a duplicate registration form, both of which shall be filed as provided in R.S.19:31-10. Nothing in this paragraph shall preclude any commissioner of registration from keeping the original mail registration form on file.
(4)In the case of a registrant currently registered in another county of this State, notify the commissioner of registration of such other county to remove the individual's name from the registry list of voters of the county and place into an appropriate retention file all registration documents or material relating to that voter. The commissioner of registration of the current county of the registrant shall secure and maintain the entire voting history of that registrant.
b.The commissioner shall notify a registrant of the reasons for any refusal to approve his registration.
c.(Deleted by amendment, P.L.1994, c.182.)
L.1974,c.30,s.17; amended 1974, c.51, s.6; 1976, c.49; 1994, c.182, s.8; 2005, c.145, s.10.
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