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Voter Protection

The League of Women Voters of New Jersey works to protect voters statewide.

Voter Protection Project

For many years, the League of Women Voters of New Jersey and the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey have partnered to protect the rights of New Jersey voters. This "Voter Protection Project" work has included placing poll monitors outside of polling places to distribute voting rights information, positioning lawyers in courthouses to defend voters, and staffing our voter hotline, 1-800-792-VOTE (8683), all day while the polls are open to answer questions and record complaints. Data obtained from our work is used to create a report which highlights the most common problems reported during that election and recommendations to rectify them. The League and ACLU use these reports to work with New Jersey election officials to improve New Jersey elections.

Voting Rights for Parolees and Probationers

League position: The League of Women Voters of New Jersey supports restoring voting rights to all parolees and probationers who are U.S. citizens. These individuals are entitled to the full rights of citizenship with regard to voting. The League also thinks that allowing parolees to vote upon their release from prison can be helpful in achieving society's goal of integrating parolees into society and reducing recidivism. We also think that allowing those on probation to vote while serving their probation helps keep them connected to their communities and less likely to offend again.

Opposition to ID requirements

The League of Women Voters supports full voting participation by all eligible American citizens and opposes efforts to create new barriers that block citizen voter participation.

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