SENATE, No. 2116

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

217th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED MAY 2, 2016

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator  JAMES BEACH

District 6 (Burlington and Camden)

Senator  NIA H. GILL

District 34 (Essex and Passaic)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Senators Greenstein and Ruiz

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     “New Voter Empowerment Act”; permits 17 year olds to vote in primary election if they turn 18 years old before next succeeding general election.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

  


An Act concerning eligibility to vote in a primary election for the general election and designated as the “New Voter Empowerment Act,” and supplementing chapter 23 of Title 19 of the Revised Statutes.

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.    Notwithstanding the provisions of R.S.19:4-1 to the contrary, any registered voter who is 17 years of age prior to the date on which a primary election for the general election is held shall be permitted to vote in that primary election if the registered voter attains 18 years of age on or before the day of the next succeeding general election.

 

     2.    This act shall take effect on January 1st next following the date of enactment.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This bill, designated as the “New Voter Empowerment Act,” permits any registered voter who is 17 years of age prior to the date on which a primary election for the general election is held to vote in that primary election if the registered voter attains 18 years of age on or before the day of the next succeeding general election.