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Division of Elections

In January 2014, Governor Christie signed into law P.L. 2013, c. 259. Pursuant to that statute the Department of State provides the following Laws and Regulations as a service to our users.  The Laws and Regulations displayed here have been copied from:

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NJSA Title 52 - State Government, Departments and Officers
NJSA 52:16A-10. Board of State Canvassers

There shall be in the Department of State the Board of State Canvassers, to be constituted as provided by law. The Board of State Canvassers shall have and exercise all of the functions, powers and duties conferred and imposed upon it by law.

L.1948, c. 445, p. 1759, s. 10.

NJSA 52:16A-98. Division of Elections transferred to Department of State.

1. a. The Division of Elections in the Department of Law and Public Safety, transferred to the Department of Law and Public Safety pursuant to Governor Whitman's Reorganization Plan No. 004-1998 effective May 29, 1998, together with all of the division's functions, powers and duties, is transferred to and constituted as the Division of Elections in the Department of State.

b. Effective with the enactment of P.L.2007, c.254 (C.52:16A-98 et al.), the Secretary of State shall be the chief election official of this State and any references to the Attorney General relative to any elections matter appearing in the statutory law shall be a reference to the Secretary of State, unless the context or language of the statute provides otherwise.

c. All responsibility for the budget, fiscal and personnel matters of the Division of Elections is transferred to the Department of State.

d. Whenever in any rule, regulation, order, contract, document, judicial or administrative proceeding or otherwise, reference is made to the Division of Elections in the Department of Law and Public Safety, the same shall mean the Division of Elections in the Department of State.

e .All transfers directed by this act shall be made in accordance with the "State Agency Transfer Act," P.L.1971, c.375 (C.52:14D-1 et seq.).

L.2007, c.254, s.1.