2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 19 - ELECTIONS
Section 19:60-2 - Special elections; days, certain, changes; notice.
19:60-2 Special elections; days, certain, changes; notice.
2. a. Except as otherwise provided pursuant to subsection c. of this section, the board of education of a type II district may call a special election of the legal voters of the district on only the fourth Tuesday in January, the second Tuesday in March, the last Tuesday in September, or the second Tuesday in December when in its judgment the interests of the schools require such an election. The board of education shall give the municipal clerk or clerks, as the case may be, and the county board of elections no less than 60 days' notice, in writing, of its intention to hold a special election.
b.No business shall be transacted at any special election except such as shall have been set forth in the notices by which the election was called.
c.The Commissioner of Education may change in any school year any date authorized for a special school election pursuant to subsection a. of this section if that date coincides with a period of religious observance that limits significantly the usual activities of the followers of a particular religion or that would result in significant religious consequences for such followers. The commissioner shall inform local school boards, county clerks, and boards of election of the adjustment no later than the first working day in January of the year in which the adjustments are to occur.
As used in this section "a period of religious observance" means any day or portion thereof on which a religious observance imposes a substantial burden on an individual's ability to vote.
L.1995, c.278, s.2; amended 2001, c.98; 2005, c.136, s.60; 2007, c.61, s.15; 2008, c.129, s.2; 2011, c.134, s.48.
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