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ELEC Commissioners Resign After Legislature Passes Controversial Bill

Updated: Jun 26

March 31, 2023 |

All three commissioners of the Election Law Enforcement Commission resigned, just as the Legislature sent a bill to Gov. Phil Murphy’s desk that would give the governor the power to directly appoint their replacements. The controversial bill, called the “Elections Transparency Act,” passed in both chambers late Thursday (3/30).

NJ SEED: Many NJ SEED members are required to file reports with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) and therefore have an interest in changes to the law governing the Commission. As constituted, ELEC has won national recognition for being independent and above partisan politics. The legislation on its way to the governor’s desk would diminish the Commission’s non-partisan standing.

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