TRENTON – Senator Nia H. Gill (D-Essex/Passaic) issued the following statement on the governor’s absolute veto of legislation (S-2364) she sponsored to provide for in-person early voting at designated polling locations statewide:
“The governor’s rejection of this legislation is out of step with the majority of states in the nation and out of touch with New Jersey’s hardworking families. Thirty-two states and the District of Columbia provide for early in-person voting, and as a result of the veto our residents’ access to the polls will be restricted to only one day.
“The Governor now joins other Republican governors who have sought to stifle the vote and limit access to the polls. Once again he is catering to his national base at the expense of New Jersey residents.
“As elected officials we should advance the expansion of greater voter access. If we can travel around the world to promote democracy, the right to vote, and the integrity of the vote, we should be willing to invest in the infrastructure here at home that will make the voting process effective, efficient and secure.”