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Quijano Bill to Require Electronic Voting Vendors to Disclose Financial Ties Clears Assembly Panel

  (TRENTON) – Electronic voting system vendors would be required to disclose any financial ties prior to their approval by the New Jersey Secretary of State under legislation approved Wednesday by the Assembly State and Local Government Committee. 
          The bill (A-1670), sponsored by Assemblywoman Annette Quiajno (D-Union), would require vendors to disclose any owners or shareholders with a five percent or greater interest or share in the company, as well as any changes in ownership.
          Assemblywoman Quijano released the following statement on the bill:

          “The security of our elections in New Jersey is a top priority. While electronic voting system vendors that seek certification from the State are already subject to a number of requirements, we must go one step further by requiring vendors to disclose financial ties. Should this bill become law, New Jersey will join states like Maryland and North Carolina in further securing our elections process.”