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Newark City Hall - by Alexisrael

The Newark, New Jersey City Council announced a special election for the District 2 seat to be held on November 23. The seat is vacant after Councilwoman Sharon Hughes died last week. The winner of the special election will serve […]

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January 4, 2021  •  

New Jersey Governor Postpones Elections

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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy issued Executive Order 211 postponing elections to be held in the first quarter of 2021 until April 20. The executive order affects any special school elections and fire district elections previously scheduled for February and […]

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New Jersey voters approved Question 3, a resolution proposing to delay the legislative redistricting schedule due to the collection of census data. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the United States Census Bureau to delay its procedures for collecting census data. […]

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Paterson, NJ - Jared Kofsky/Placenj.com

On August 19, Superior Court Judge Ernest Caposela voided the results of the May elections for the Paterson, New Jersey City Council’s Third Ward. Judge Caposela ordered a special election to fill the vacant seat with the five previously filed […]

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On May 20, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka signed Ordinance No. 20-0515 amending the city’s contractor pay-to-play laws to reflect state law. The ordinance removes Essex County political party committees, political committees and continuing political committees regularly engaging in the support […]

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On April 8, Gov. Phil Murphy signed Executive Order 120 to postpone the federal and state primary elections from June 2 to July 7. The executive order also reschedules any other election scheduled between May 13 through July 7 to […]

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The Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) advises required companies to file Business Entity Disclosures (FORM BE) as soon as possible if they are currently operational or otherwise able to file by the deadline, March 30. ELEC will provide a grace […]

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Gov. Phil Murphy - by Phil Murphy for Governor

On March 19, Gov. Phil Murphy issued Executive Order 105 to implement changes to state elections in response to COVID-19. The executive order postpones local elections to be held on March 21, March 31, and April 21 until May 12 […]

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On March 19, the Senate will convene a voting session regarding emergency bills to address COVID-19. All other Senate and Assembly committee meetings and sessions that scheduled for the month of March have been cancelled. These actions do not affect […]

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On March 11, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey permanently enjoined the state from enforcing Senate Bill 150. The bill was signed by the governor last June and was scheduled to take effect on October […]

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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy

On February 19, Gov. Murphy released a legislative package of Ethics and Transparency Reforms. The legislative package contains five bills with the aim to strengthen restrictions on lobbying, enhance financial disclosures, and increase public access. The lobbying bill requires lobbying […]

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On February 3, a bill was introduced in the New Jersey Assembly establishing the Local Governmental Process Activities Disclosure Act. Assembly Bill 2432 extends the same disclosure, reporting, and other requirements that govern the activities of governmental affairs agents to […]

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On October 2, 2019, a U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey issued an opinion and order issuing a preliminary injunction. The Injunction prohibits the state of New Jersey from enforcing the changes in the law from a […]

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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy

Last week, New jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation requiring dark money groups spending money to influence elections in New Jersey to disclose their large donors. Senate Bill 1500, carried over from last year’s session, requires certain groups, like 501(c)(4) […]

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