Tuesday, November 5, 2013 is Election Day and the League of Women Voters of New Jersey has resources available to help voters become better informed and get to the polls!
If you have any other questions, please contact us at 1-800-792-VOTE (8683). Polls are open from 6 am – 8 pm. Happy voting!
As part of an effort to encourage informed participation, the League of Women Voters of New Jersey Education Fund has posted analyses of the two statewide public questions that will appear on the November 5, 2013 ballot.
For each question, the League provides that question and interpretative statement as they will appear on the ballot, as well as background information and balanced reasons voters might wish to vote yes or vote no. The League has not taken a position on either question. Use the links below to read the full analysis of each question.
Public Question #1 – Constitutional Amendment to Permit Money from Existing Games of Chance to Support Veterans’ Organizations
Public Question #2 – Constitutional Amendment to Set a State Minimum Wage with Annual Cost of Living Increases
“This information gives voters a fighting chance once they are in the voting booth. Often ballot questions are complicated and voters appreciate the opportunity to weigh the pros and cons before making a decision,” said Kerry Butch, Executive Director of the League of Women Voters of New Jersey. “Using our nonpartisan informational tools, voters can easily examine the public questions and cast an informed vote.”
The League of Women Voters of New Jersey Education Fund is dedicated to encouraging informed and active participation in government. As part of this mission, we have published a voters guide and ballot question analyses. We hope that these nonpartisan voters tools help you make an informed decision when you head out to the polls on November 6th.
The League of Women Voters of New Jersey Education Fund asked all N.J. candidates running for U.S. Senate and House of Representatives twelve policy questions. These questions cover an array of important issues including unemployment, clean energy, education, immigration and health care.
U.S. Senate candidate answers are available here.
U.S. House of Representatives answers are available here.
Ballot Question Analyses
This year, there will be two statewide public questions on the ballot. One will ask if voters approve the “Building Our Future Bond Act” and the second will ask if voters approve an amendment to the NJ Constitution to allow contributions set by law to be taken from the salaries of Supreme Court Justices and Superior Court judges for their employee benefits.
To help voters understand these questions we have published an analysis of each question. This information includes the ballot question and the interpretive statement as they appear on the ballot, as well as helpful background on the issue, and balanced reasons a voter may vote yes and reasons a voter may vote no. The League of Women Voters of New Jersey does not have a position on either question.
Ballot question analyses are available here.
We hope that you find this information useful. If you have any questions, please contact the League of Women Voters of New Jersey at 1-800-792-VOTE (8683) and be sure to check out our website for other important voting information.
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