2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 19 - ELECTIONS
Section 19:53B-5 - Procedure for voter use of emergency ballots
19:53B-5. Procedure for voter use of emergency ballots
14. After the district board ascertains that a voter is properly registered and qualified to vote, the member of the board charged with maintaining the signature copy register shall require the voter to sign the signature copy register and shall have the voter sign the part of the two-part perforated voting authority that shall remain bound in the pad. The member shall record the voting authority number in the proper column of the signature copy register, except that in a primary for the general election, the member shall also record the party primary in which the voter voted.
In the proper columns, the voter shall sign the reverse side of the signature copy register and the board member shall initial the signature of the voter.
After the voter signs the voting authority, the member of the board in charge of the signature copy register shall give the voter the unsigned portion of the two-part voting authority. The voter shall return that portion to the district election board member in charge of the operation of the voting machine at that time. The member shall place each authority in consecutive order on a string or wire prior to furnishing a voter with an emergency ballot and a plain white single-hole punched envelope.
No emergency ballot shall be handed to a voter until there is a polling booth ready for occupancy or, if a booth is unusable, the area designated for voters to mark the emergency ballot is ready. If a voting area is used, the voter shall be provided with a privacy screen at the same time that the emergency ballot is provided.
The inspector shall instruct the voter how to place the voted emergency ballot into the pre-punched single-hole plain white envelope.
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