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New Jersey Lawsuit Aims To Change Election Process

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TRENTON (CBS) – A lawsuit was filed this week that could change the way elections are conducted in New Jersey.

Voter registration deadlines could be a thing of the past if the effort filed in Middlesex County Superior Court is successful. Frank Askin with the Constitutional Litigation Clinic at Rutgers Law School is one of the lawyers who filed the action.

“We want to abolish advanced voter registration in New Jersey and have New Jersey join nine other states which allow voters to register and vote on election day,” said Askin.

He suggests computer checks could weed out anyone trying to vote twice. As for going to court as opposed to the legislature, Askin believes political leaders don’t want the unpredictability that could emerge from same day registrants. Current state law sets the voter registration deadline three weeks before an election.

Reported by David Madden, KYW Newsradio

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