Greenwald: Christie Must Sign Democracy Act

Cites New Poll Showing Significant Support for Voting Law Updates

(TRENTON) – Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald (D-Camden/Burlington) released the following statement Tuesday after a new poll from Rutgers University’s Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling showed significant support for legislation he sponsored (The Democracy Act – A-4613) to update New Jersey’s voting laws:

“This bill was always right on the policy, and we now know it’s right with the people. It’s time for Gov. Christie to sign this bill into law.
“The people of New Jersey are tired and wary of a voting system that dates backs to the early 1900s. They want the modernization and flexibility this bill would provide, and they want it now. And they’re right to want it.
“Times have changed, but New Jersey remains stuck in a voting quagmire, with outdated laws and procedures that deter people from voting. The facts show – and the voters know – that the status quo is neither working nor acceptable. We need real reform. We need Gov. Christie to sign this bill.”