Friday, September 27, 2013

New Jersey Socialist Party Voter Registration Case Starts to Move Ahead

27 September 2013

By Richard Winger
Ballot Access News

"On July 1, 2013, the New Jersey Socialist Party filed a lawsuit in state court over voter registration. The state lets people register into certain unqualified parties, but it does not let voters register into the Socialist Party. The state has no objective procedures to decide which parties have voter registration rights. Instead, the state’s policy is to force any particular party to sue. Then, that party gets registration rights.

The Socialist Party case is Noble v State, Mercer County Superior Court, c86-13. The case has a status conference call on November 14. It is hoped that one result of this lawsuit is not only to let people register as members of the Socialist Party, but to nudge the state into setting forth objective standards to determine which parties can have voter registration rights...."

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