Election legislation roundup: New Jersey State Senate

As of April 2, Ballotpedia has tracked 50 election-related bills in the New Jersey State Senate since the beginning of the year. Of the 50, Ballotpedia tracked three from March 27-April 2. Democrats sponsored two, while Republicans sponsored one. The three bills are:   

  • NJ S3430: Extends early voting period for primary elections and May municipal elections, Sen. Brian Stack (D). 
    • A summary has not been provided yet. 
  • NJ S3429: Permits extension of early voting period for regular municipal elections in May, Sen. Brian Stack (D). 
    • A summary has not been provided yet.  
  • NJ S2207: “Electronic Publication of Legal Notices Act”; permits publication of legal notices by government agencies and persons on official government notice websites instead of newspapers, Sen. Michael Doherty (R). 
    • A summary has not been provided yet. 

During the week of March 27-April 2, Ballotpedia tracked 102 Senate election-related bills nationally. As of April 2, Ballotpedia has tracked 872 Senate bills nationally. Ballotpedia tracked the most Senate bills this year in the New York State Senate with 128, while Ballotpedia tracked the fewest Senate bills in Louisiana and Massachusetts with zero.

As of April 2, Ballotpedia has tracked 401 Senate bills in Democratic trifectas and 367 Senate 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 104 Senate bills in states where neither party holds trifecta control.

The New Jersey Senate is scheduled to be in session from Jan. 10 to Dec. 31 this year. In 2022, Ballotpedia tracked 57 Senate bills related to election administration. Zero of these bills passed both chambers. New Jersey is a Democratic trifecta.

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