Tag: New Jersey Election Law

Deadlines Matter: NJ County Tax Board Wins Case Due to Taxpayer’s Untimeliness

NJ Election Law Decision Clarifies Municipal Referendum Deadlines

In Finkel v. Township Committee of Township of Hopewell, the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court considered the interplay between two statutes governing the timeframe for submitting municipal referendums for inclusion on a ballot. The panel concluded that municipalities must follow all applicable deadlines and declared the referendum

Gov. Murphy Signs NJ Voter Registration Bill

NJ Court Rules Voter Initiative Did Not Impermissibly Restrain Future Municipal Legislation

In a recent decision, the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court further clarified the law surrounding voter initiatives under the Faulkner Act. The case, Redd v. Bowman, examined whether an initiative to prohibit the City of Camden from disbanding its police department and join a county force, impermissibly

NJ Appellate Division Rules Abstentions May Not Be Counted as “No” Votes

In Zimmer v. Castellano and Booker v. Rice, the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior was asked to determine the legal effect of abstention. The specific question before the panel was whether the a city council has the authority to deem a council member’s abstention to be a “no”

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Court Cautions Against Inflexible Application of New Jersey Election Laws

A recent Appellate Division decision reinforces that municipalities need not always rigidly enforce New Jersey election laws. As specifically highlighted by the court, such laws should be “relaxed where enforcement of the right of choice in the election process is unreasonably thwarted.” The Facts of the Case Regalado v. Curling involved