2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 19 - ELECTIONS
Section 19:59-4 - Request for application; qualification to vote.


NJ Rev Stat § 19:59-4 (2013) What's This?

19:59-4 Request for application; qualification to vote.

4. a. Requests for an application to vote in an election as an overseas voter may be made by or on behalf of an applicant to the county clerk of the county in which the applicant was formerly domiciled or to the Secretary of State of New Jersey if the applicant does not know the county of the applicant's former domicile. All such applications shall be forwarded to such voters by air mail or electronic means, if so requested by the voter. Any overseas voter requesting that an application for a ballot be sent to that voter by electronic means shall supply to the Secretary of State or the county clerk, as appropriate, the telephone number and location to which the application is to be sent or the electronic address of the voter, as may be appropriate. To qualify an applicant to be sent a ballot by air mail in order to vote in an election, the applicant's completed application shall be received by the appropriate county clerk on or before the thirtieth day preceding the election. To qualify an applicant to be sent a ballot by electronic means in order to vote in an election, the applicant's completed application shall be received by the appropriate county clerk on or before the fourth day preceding the election.

b.An overseas voter may use the federal postcard application form to register to vote or to apply for an overseas ballot for a federal election. The voter may send the form by air mail or electronic means to either the appropriate county clerk or the Secretary of State and, in the case of an application for a ballot, may request that the ballot be sent by air mail or electronic means. Any voter sending the form by electronic means shall also mail simultaneously the federal postcard application form to the appropriate county clerk or the Secretary of State. Any federal postcard application for a ballot sent by an overseas voter and received by a county clerk or the Secretary of State shall also be considered a request for registration if that voter is not already registered.

L.1976, c.23, s.4; amended 1978, c.130, s.1; 1993, c.73, s.6; 1995, c.195, s.1; 2008, c.61, s.4.


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