Election legislation roundup: New Jersey General Assembly

As of April 2, 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 March 27-April 2. Democrats sponsored the bill. The bill is:  

  • NJ A5039: Allows ranked-choice voting options for municipal and school board elections under certain circumstances, Assembly Member Daniel Benson (D). 
    • A summary has not been provided yet.

During the week of March 27-April 2, Ballotpedia tracked 179 House election-related bills nationally. As of April 2, Ballotpedia has tracked 1,289 House bills nationally. Ballotpedia tracked the most House bills this year in the Texas House of Representatives with 177, while Ballotpedia tracked the fewest House bills in the Massachusetts House of Representatives with zero.

As of April 2, Ballotpedia has tracked 594 House bills in Democratic trifectas and 558 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 137 House bills in states where neither party holds trifecta control.  

The New Jersey House 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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