Prieto: New Jersey’s Voting Laws are in the ‘Stone Age’

Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto.

Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto.

Assembly speaker Vincent Prieto (D-32) released a statement today urging for an update to New Jersey’s voting laws after a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll showed that a majority of New Jersey voter’s support the changes.

Prieto sponsored the Democracy Act (A-4613) which calls for in-person voting in every N.J. county, easier registration/access for young voters, automatic registration when a driver’s license is issued, printing voting materials in more than one language and more access to voting for service members who are deployed or serving in foreign countries.

“This poll affirms this simple fact – the people of New Jersey want changes to our voting laws and they don’t want to wait,” Prieto said in a statement. “This bill stands strong on the policy and now it’s clear that it stands strong with New Jersey residents.”

Now, Prieto is calling on Governor Chris Christie to approve the changes and take New Jersey out of the “Stone Age when it comes to our voting laws.”

“We can change this with these common sense reforms,” Prieto said.