TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senator Joseph F. Vitale, which would clarify the deadline to request an absentee ballot must be post marked at least seven days before the election, was unanimously approved by the full Senate today.
“Voting by mail is wildly popular because it’s so convenient,” said Senator Vitale, D-Middlesex. “Absentee voting guarantees our citizens the chance to sit down and mark their ballot when they have time. There’s no standing in line, no searching for parking, no rushing home to get to the polls before they close on Election Day. The number of residents who choose to vote absentee has grown, and I want to ensure that every voter who wishes to vote by mail has that opportunity.”