2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 19 - ELECTIONS
Section 19:8-3.7 - Voting Accessibility Advisory Committee in each county.
19:8-3.7 Voting Accessibility Advisory Committee in each county.
11. a. The county executive in each county in which that office is established, or the governing body of the county in any other county, shall establish a Voting Accessibility Advisory Committee, which shall consist of at least seven and not more than 11 members as follows:
(1)The four members of the county board of elections; and
(2)Three or more public members, to be appointed by the county executive or county governing body as follows:
(a)A representative of the county executive or a member of the county governing body, as appropriate;
(b)At least one individual with a disability;
(c)At least one individual trained in the provisions of the federal "Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990" (42 U.S.C. s. 12101 et seq.); and
(d)If the county executive or governing body so elects, any other person deemed able by the executive or governing body to be of assistance.
b.In order to accurately evaluate the accessibility of all polling locations, the Voting Accessibility Advisory Committee shall undertake a physical inspection of each polling place in the county. A committee member who has a disability should participate in any such inspection. The results shall be used in completing the list of any polling places found inaccessible, pursuant to section 4 of P.L.1991, c.429 (C.19:8-3.4).
c.The committee shall receive notice of complaints filed from its county with the Division of Elections in the Department of Law and Public Safety pursuant to section 6 of P.L.2004, c.88 (C.19:61-6) that concern the accessibility of polling places to individuals with disabilities and the elderly.
L.1991,c.429,s.11; amended 2005, c.146, s.8.
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