Help available for Election Day voting issues
More than 200 deputy attorneys general will help ensure a fair election and resolve any voting-related issues Tuesday, state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said.
The DAGs will be stationed at each of the state’s 21 counties on Election Day to handle any court applications and to provide timely legal advice to county superintendents of election and boards of election, he said.
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“Voting is one of the linchpins of our democracy, and we take seriously our role in making sure the rights of those eligible to vote are protected,” Grewal said. “As our office has done in the past, we will be stationing attorneys throughout the state to ensure the integrity of our election. Our attorneys will be on hand to help resolve any voting-related legal issues that might arise, and to ensure these issues are resolved promptly and fairly.”
It is a criminal offense to solicit or electioneer voters within a “protective zone” as they enter or exit a polling location, Grewal reminded the public. That zone extends 100 feet from the outside entrance of any polling site. Attempts to interfere with voters within this zone are usually handled by law enforcement officers from the appropriate agency.
Any person who believes his or her right to vote has been interfered with, or who wishes to report other voting-related problems or concerns, can call the state’s Voter Information and Assistance line toll-free at 1-877-NJVOTER (or 877-658-6837). Members of the public also can direct election-related questions to their County Superintendent of Elections and county Board of Elections.
For Atlantic County, call 609-645-5888. In Cape May County, the number is 609-465-1050. Cumberland County can be reached at 856-453-5801. For those in Ocean County, dial 732-929-2167.
A list of county-level election office contacts, as well as other useful elections-related information, can be found on the New Jersey Division of Elections Web site at www.NJElections.org.