Editor's Note: The following is a news release issued by the League of Women Voters of New Jersey.
As part of an effort to encourage informed participation in the upcoming General Election, the League of Women Voters of New Jersey Education Fund has posted analyses of the two public questions that will appear on the November 6 ballot. The “in plain language” analyses of the ballot questions can be found on www.lwvnj.org.
“This information gives voters a fighting chance once they’re in the voting booth. Often ballot questions are complicated. It’s apparent from the number of phone calls we are receiving that New Jersey voters need more information,” 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 “Building Our Future Bond Act,” the first public question, authorizes the state to issue $750 million worth of bonds to New Jersey’s colleges to build, equip and expand higher education facilities.
The second public question asks if voters approve an amendment to the New Jersey 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.
For each question, the League provides background information and provides reasons to vote “yes” and reasons to vote “no.” The League takes no position on either public question.
Many New Jersey voters have been calling the League’s toll free voter assistance hotline, 1-800-792-VOTE (8683), requesting information about the public questions. The League of Women Voters is an excellent resource for voters because of a strict nonpartisan stance.
The League of Women Voters of New Jersey is a non-partisan political organization, founded in April 1920 as a successor to the New Jersey Woman Suffrage Association. Today the League encourages informed and active participation in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy.