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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 19, ELECTIONS

    Chapter 8: Location

      Section: 19:8-3.1: Accessibility of polling places.

1. Each polling place selected by the county board of elections for use in any election shall be accessible to individuals with disabilities and the elderly unless:

a. the Attorney General determines that a state of emergency exists that would otherwise interfere with the efficient administration of that election; or

b. the Attorney General grants a temporary waiver based upon a determination that all potential polling places have been surveyed and no accessible polling place is available, nor is the municipality able to make one temporarily accessible in or near the election district involved. Temporary waivers shall be granted no more than twice for any polling place following the effective date of P.L.2005, c.146, and each waiver shall be granted for no more than one year. Before the expiration of the waiver, the board shall formulate a plan to establish an accessible location for the polling place in or near the election district. A copy of the waiver and the plan shall be filed with the Voting Accessibility Advisory Committee, established pursuant to section 11 of P.L.1991, c.429 (C.19:8-3.7).

L.1991,c.429,s.1; amended 2005, c.146, s.3.

This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2012-09-26 13:37:48.

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