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New Jersey Division of Elections

The Hon. Tahesha Way, Secretary

New Jersey Secretary of State Tahesha Way's Election Message

As Secretary of State, it is my legal and moral obligation to ensure ballot access to qualified voters. I am interested in boosting participation and combating the disturbing trend of voter suppression we’ve witnessed around the country.

The surest way to keep government honest is utilizing the franchise of voting. What many people don’t realize is how the right to vote did not come easily. Consider the fact that the 19th Amendment—guaranteeing women that right—was not adopted until 1920. That isn’t so long ago. Before that, women were shut out of voting booths.

As Frederick Douglass said: “Educate your sons and daughters, send them to school, and show them that beside the cartridge box, the ballot box, and the jury box, you also have the knowledge box.”

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Notice of Public Meeting

Pursuant to the New Jersey Open Public Meeting Act, N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 et seq., please take notice that a meeting of the State of New Jersey Voting Machine Examination Committee will be held on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at the Division of Elections, 33 West State Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Trenton, NJ.

The Committee will examine the Election Systems & Software (ES&S) ExpressVote Universal Voting System, ExpressVote XL Full Face Universal Voting System, DS200 Precinct Tabulator, DS450 Central Tabulator, DS850 Central Tabulator, and Election Management System (EVS

Notice of this meeting is being filed on December 4, 2019, with the Secretary of State, the Record, Courier Post, Star Ledger, Asbury Park Press, Atlantic City Press, South Jersey Times, and posted at the Division of Elections, 20 West State Street, 4th Floor, Trenton, New Jersey.

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