Election legislation roundup: New Jersey General Assembly

As of Feb. 26, Ballotpedia has tracked 97 election-related bills in the New Jersey General Assembly since the beginning of the year. Of the 97, Ballotpedia tracked one from Feb. 20-26. Democrats sponsored the bill. The bill is:   

  1. NJ A5175: Changes certain General Election deadlines, Assembly Members Angela McKnight (D) and Anthony Verrelli (D).

During the week of Feb. 20-26, Ballotpedia tracked 89 House election-related bills nationally. As of Feb. 26, Ballotpedia has tracked 880 House bills nationally. Ballotpedia tracked the most House bills this year in the New York State Assembly with 122, while Ballotpedia tracked the fewest House bills in Alabama, Louisiana, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania with zero. Republicans sponsored 403 of these bills, while Democrats sponsored 363. Third party sponsorship and bills with no sponsors accounted for 55 bills, while bipartisan legislators sponsored 59.

As of Feb. 26, Ballotpedia has tracked 511 House bills in Democratic trifectas and 289 House bills in Republican trifectas. A trifecta is when one political party holds the governorship and majorities in both chambers of the state legislature. Ballotpedia has tracked 80 House bills in states where neither party holds trifecta control.

The New Jersey General Assembly is scheduled to be in session from Jan. 10 to Dec. 31 this year. In 2022, Ballotpedia tracked 83 House bills related to election administration. Ten of these bills passed both chambers and all 10 were enacted into law. New Jersey is a Democratic trifecta.

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