Assembly passes bill allowing registered voters to receive mail-in ballots automatically

TRENTON – A bill permitting registered voters to receive mail-in ballots automatically for all elections under certain conditions was passed by the state Assembly on Monday.

The Assembly measure (A1336, which was substituted by the Senate measure, S1682), also limits the number of sample ballots transmitted to each residence. The bill passed by a 48-31 margin along strictly partisan lines, with the Democrats in the majority.

The state Senate passed its own version of the bill on Dec. 19 by a 23-12 margin. The approved legislation will now be forwarded to Gov. Chris Christie for final signature.

Assembly passes bill allowing registered voters to receive mail-in ballots automatically