TRENTON – Attorney
General Paula T. Dow today announced that
approximately 225 Deputy Attorneys General
will be on duty throughout the state on
Election Day, November 2, to help ensure
a fair and smooth-running election and to
assist county election officials in resolving
any voting-related legal issues as they
General will be in each of the state’s
21 counties throughout Election Day to ensure
the right to vote is protected and to resolve
any potential legal issues that may arise,”
said Attorney General Dow.
Deputy Attorneys General
from the Division of Law will be on duty
from 6 a.m. until the close of the polls
at 8 p.m. to handle any court applications
and to provide timely legal advice to New
Jersey’s County Superintendents of
Election and Boards of Election on emergent,
voting-related legal matters.
General Dow noted that it is a criminal
offense to solicit or electioneer voters
as they enter or exit a polling establishment.
She added a “protective zone”
extends 100 feet from the outside entrance
of the polling place. Any attempts to unlawfully
interfere with voters within this area are
usually handled by appropriate law enforcement
officers. Dow said persons who believe they
have been victimized with their right to
vote should immediately contact the state
hotline at 1-877-NJVOTER
or (609) 599-6877.
of the public can also address election-related
queries to their County Superintendent of
Election and county Board of Election. A
list of county-level election office contacts
can be found on the Division of Elections
Web site at www.NJElections.org.
The web site offers useful information about
the voting process and voting rights. In
addition, those who wish to provide information
concerning accessibility of specific polling
sites for the disabled can do so by filling
out an online feedback form.