Election 2023

N.J. lawmakers added $1.5 billion to budget, but few funds went to competitive districts

BY: - September 19, 2023

Just over $22 million of the more than $1.5 billion lawmakers added to the budget reached the state's four most competitive districts.

Asylum seekers become target in run-up to New Jersey’s legislative races

BY: - September 1, 2023

With a new report that the Biden administration could move asylum seekers to Atlantic City, observers say it could become an election issue.

Murphy adviser drops bid to seek Assembly seat also sought by his wife

BY: - August 24, 2023

Brendan Gill's decision not to seek a 27th District Assembly seat came amid criticism that he had tried to push his wife out of the race.

Republican sues over ‘statistical impossibility’ of Democrats’ winning streak in ballot drawings

BY: - August 19, 2023

A GOP candidate has sued the Democratic Essex County clerk, accusing him of "nefarious conduct" for failing to ensure fair ballot drawings.

New Jersey to deliver property tax rebates a week before Election Day

BY: - August 16, 2023

Republicans say the timing of the release of new property tax rebates is meant to help Democrats at the polls in November.

Longtime state Sen. Dick Codey won’t seek reelection

BY: - August 14, 2023

New Jersey's longest-serving lawmaker will leave the legislature after a 50-years career that drove him to the heights of political power.

New law aims to bring uniformity to how New Jersey clerks report election results

BY: - July 27, 2023

Supporters said they believe the changes will bring clarity to the reporting of election results and restore faith in the elections process.

Moderate Party asks Supreme Court to hear fusion voting case

BY: - July 20, 2023

The Supreme Court should intervene so the case can be resolved before the 2024 elections, fusion voting supporters say.

Progressive Democrats criticize push to replace assemblyman on ballot with his son

BY: - July 19, 2023

Assemblyman Joe Egan said he will not seek a 12th term in the Legislature, paving the way for his son to replace him on the November ballot.

Changes in state election laws have little impact on results, new study finds

BY: - July 14, 2023

The study by political scientists from Stanford and Tufts universities appears just as a heated debate is flaring again in Congress over the partisan and racial impact of recent voting laws.

States with low election turnout did little in 2023 to expand voting access

BY: - June 18, 2023

Turnout rates matter for the health of a democracy, because the higher the rate of voting, the more closely the result reflects the will of the people, and the more legitimacy it carries.

Governor Murphy appoints new campaign finance watchdog board

BY: - June 15, 2023

The Election Law Enforcement Commission will have a full board for first time in 12 years. They're expected to oust the executive director.