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Posted on: July 30, 2019

County Board of Freeholds Can Increase Board of Election Membership

Last week Governor Murphy signed into law A-5162, which permits the county board of chosen freeholders, by a majority vote of the full membership, to increase the membership of the board of elections from four to six members. The two new members must be legal voters in the county and consist of equal representation of political parties. The initial nomination and appointments to increase the membership must be made no less than ten business days following the adoption of the increase by the board of chosen freeholders. This new law took effect July 19, 2019.

Contact: Lori Buckelew, Senior Legislative Analyst, lbuckelew@njlm.org, 609-695-3481 x112.


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