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P.L. 2007, c.349
Approved January 13, 2008
SENATE, No. 507
STATE OF NEW JERSEY
PRE-FILED FOR INTRODUCTION IN THE 2006 SESSION
Senator NIA H. GILL
District 34 (Essex and Passaic)
Assemblyman REED GUSCIORA
District 15 (Mercer)
Senator Inverso and Assemblywoman Oliver
Requires mandatory audit of election results in randomly selected election districts.
CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT
As reported by the Senate State Government Committee on December 3, 2007, with
AN ACT providing for audits of the results of elections and supplementing chapter 61 of Title 19
of the Revised Statutes.
BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
1. a. 1[Notwithstanding any law, rule or regulation to the contrary, the Attorney General shall
appoint each year an independent audit team. It shall conduct random hand counts of the voter-
verified paper records in at least two percent of the election districts where elections are held for
federal or State office, including the offices of Governor and member of the Legislature, and for
county and municipal offices selected by the Attorney General. Hand counts shall also be made
of the results of at least one voting machine in one election district in each county where
elections occur each year. The number and composition of the audit team shall be at the
discretion of the Attorney General, except that at least one member shall have verifiable
expertise in the field of statistics.
b. The independent audit team shall conduct an audit of the results of an election in
accordance with the following procedures.
(1) No later than 24 hours after the final vote count after an election, the Attorney General
shall determine and then announce publicly the districts in the State in which audits shall be
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(2) With respect to votes cast at the election district on the