Posted: November 6, 2012
Update: New Jersey emergency ballot access petition
EL@M continues to follow the developing New Jersey ballot-access litigation. The ACLU of New Jersey this morning filed an oral emergency petition seeking extended ballot access and appeared before an Essex County Superior Court judge at 11:45 a.m. The hearing was put on hold when the ACLU got word the state would issue a new directive concerning ballot access. The ACLU argues the directive issued today fails sufficiently to protect the right to vote of those displaced by Hurricane Sandy. Another hearing before the judge was set to take place at 4:20 pm. According to reports from the ACLU of New Jersey, attorneys are still before the Essex County Superior Court at the time of this post.