TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senator John Adler that would make it easier for students to apply for absentee ballots in multiple elections was approved by the Senate State Government Committee today.
“When living away from home, it’s easy to forget to request a new absentee ballot for every election,” said Senator Adler, D-Cherry Hill. “This change will allow students to vote in every election without having to keep track of multiple deadlines.”
The bill, S-207, would permit students attending a school, college, or university and living away from their permanent residence to indicate on the application for an absentee ballot that they wish to receive an absentee ballot for each election that takes place for the remainder of the calendar year.
Senator Adler added, “This year’s presidential election promises to bring historic numbers of young people to the polls in November. We should embrace that enthusiasm and get them in the habit of voting in every election.”
Senator Adler said that this measure mirrors the way in which permanently disabled residents can currently send in one absentee ballot application in order to receive all absentee ballots for a given year.
The bill passed the committee by a vote of 5-0 and now goes to the full Senate for consideration.