Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Paul Moriarty, Wayne DeAngelo, Joseph Lagana and Joe Danielsen to permit overseas and military voters to vote using the Internet was released Thursday by the Assembly Appropriations Committee. “Every vote counts, but they especially must count for those protecting our freedom in the military,” said Moriarty (D-Gloucester/Camden). “This is a common sense, 21st century bill.”
… “Online voting is largely unexplored terrain,” said Danielsen (D-Somerset/Middlesex). “However, it is a concept that deserves exploring if it means every New Jerseyan has the opportunity to participate in elections.”
The bill (A-633) establishes a pilot project to permit overseas voters to vote in elections using the Internet.
The pilot project would be for the primary election and general election occurring in the calendar year in which the bill takes effect. Under the bill, the term “overseas voter” includes any person in military service who, by reason of active duty or service, is absent on the date of the election from the place of residence in New Jersey where the person is or would be qualified to vote.