Back to Statutes By Title
Section: Procedure for removing names from register.
19:33-1. A judge of the Superior Court shall order stricken from the Statewide voter registration system and any other register the name of any person who shall be shown to his satisfaction not to be entitled to vote at any election in the election district wherein he is registered, and the commissioner shall, upon such order, cause the name of such person to be stricken from the system and from the register. Such judge shall hear an application to strike off in a summary manner at the time and day specified in the notice hereafter provided; but no name shall be stricken or ordered stricken from any such system and register in the absence of the person to be affected thereby, unless it shall appear to the judge by affidavit of the commissioner of registration or his deputy or assistant that notice by mail has been given such person, either personally or by leaving the same at his registered place of residence, or present actual residence, if known to the commissioner, at least five entire days before the day and time of hearing before such judge, that at such hearing application would be made to have the name of such registered person stricken from the system and register, and of the grounds on which such application would be based. Such judge shall not order any name stricken subsequent to the sixth Tuesday preceding any election. The commissioner shall notify the judge, five days before the day and time specified, when the application will be made, and the judge shall hear the application at the time and day specified in the notice. In addition to the notice by mail, the commissioner shall also publish in one or more newspapers within the county at least five entire days before the day and time of hearing before such judge, the names and registered addresses of such persons as shall be affected by this proceeding, giving notice through such publication of the time and place where the application is to be made for the removal of said names from the system and registry lists. The judge shall cause a full record of the proceedings of such application, including the appearances and a statement of his findings of fact and law and of the order made pursuant thereto, to be taken stenographically, transcribed and filed in the office of the county clerk, which record shall be public. All costs and expenses of such proceedings shall be paid by the county. The commissioner of registration, after the hearing before the judge, shall amend the record for the person in the Statewide voter registration system and transfer to the inactive file the permanent registration and record of voting forms of such persons as the judge shall have ordered stricken from the system and signature copy register pursuant to this section. The registrant shall be immediately notified by the commissioner by mail of any removal from the system or transfer made pursuant to this section. In counties other than counties of the first class this notice by mail shall be sent in addition to the notice by publication. Amended 1945, c.270; 1953, c.19, s.53; 1991, c.91, s.256; 2005, c.145, s.19.
The statute data presented on this website was last updated April 10, 2011. For up to date statutes and other legislation articles consult the NJ legislation website at http://www.njleg.state.nj.us. Sammarro & Zalarick cannot be held responsible for any errors or discrepancies in the statute data presented on this website.