Legislature approves bill to require schools to distribute voter registration materials

A bill to require New Jersey schools to provide voter registration materials to graduating high school students has received full legislative approval and now head’s to the governor.  The legislation requires schools to provide a voter registration form and a summary of voter registration eligibility requirements to each graduating high school pupil. The material would be nonpartisan and conform to state election laws.

Young adults entering the world after high school need to recognize that voting is more than just a constitutional right, but their societal responsibility,” said Assemblywoman Valerie Huttle (D-Englewood), one of the sponsors. “Teenagers who recognize the importance of voting will undoubtedly become adults who take that responsibility seriously.”

The bill passed the Assembly 76-1 in December 2008 was approved 37-0 by the Senate on Thursday.

Legislature approves bill to require schools to distribute voter registration materials