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For Immediate Release:  
For Further Information:

July 21, 2006

Office of The Attorney General
- Zulima V. Farber, Attorney General
Division of Elections
- Maria Del Valle Koch, Deputy Director


Lee Moore or Jeff Lamm

Notice of Proposed Rules
New Deadline Set for Public Comment on Proposed N.J. Election Rules;
Comment Period on Readoption Extended One Week Until Aug. 25
Date of Proposal: June 19, 2006
Proposal Number: PRN 2006-149

Date of Proposal:
June 19, 2006

Proposal Number:
PRN 2006-149

Proposal Description:
The proposal is for readoption, with amendments, of N.J.A.C. 13:17 pertaining to the administration of elections in New Jersey. Specifically, the proposed rules address such areas as the voter registration process, procedures for declaring party affiliation, and the deadline for submitting absentee ballot applications. The amended N.J.A.C. 13: 17 also sets forth guidelines pertaining to the accessibility of polling places for the disabled, and for the granting of accessibility waivers for specific polling locations. The proposed readoption with amendments appears in the June 19, 2006 edition of the New Jersey Register.

Summary of Proposal:
A detailed summary of the proposed rule readoption is posted on the New Jersey Division of Elections Web site at:

Public Comment:
Public comment on the proposed readoption should be submitted by Aug. 25, 2006. Comment was originally to have been submitted by August 18, 2006, but has been extended due to the one-week closure of government operations.

Please direct all comments to:

Deputy Director Maria Del Valle Koch,
New Jersey Division of Elections
44 S. Clinton Avenue
Trenton, N.J. 08625

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