Jack Ciattarelli on Government Reform
Call for Constitutional Convention and referendums
I will call for a Constitutional Convention. Our 1947 state constitution doesn't address what's broken in New Jersey. And we can no longer afford to let the courts decide. We need a new constitution that addresses today's realities.
State school funding and affordable housing are two perfect examples. If I don't have the cooperation of the legislature, I will push for Initiative & Referendum (I&R). Let's empower citizens to make the changes we desperately need.
Source: 2020-21 New Jersey governor campaign website Jack4NJ.com
, Apr 2, 2020
No in-person early voting
Excerpts from legislation: S 536 Requires availability of early voting. This bill establishes an in-person early voting procedure to allow voters to cast their votes starting on the 15th day before the general election. A voter who
participates in early voting would not be permitted to vote by mail-in ballot or in person on election day.
Excerpts from veto message:New Jersey voters have been able to vote early in person in every election since 2009, via "Vote by
Mail." I support responsible and cost-efficient election reform that increases voter participation because democracy works best when the most people vote. But this bill risks the integrity and orderly administration of our elections by introducing a
new voting method and process, and would cost $25 million.
Legislative outcome:Ciattarelli voted NAY; Bill S.536 passed Senate 21-15-3; House equivalent S.2364 passed House 46-31-3; vetoed by Gov. Christie; veto sustained.
Source: New Jersey legislative voting records: S 2364
, Mar 21, 2013
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