LEARN ABOUT VOTING IN THE NOVEMBER 2020 ELECTIONS HERE.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we must keep our upcoming elections robust, safe and accessible to all. Read our assessment of the 2020 Primary Elections, and our recommendations for future elections.
Read letter here from 33 state & national groups asking NJ legislators to keep police away from voting locations.
Read our lawsuit saying New Jersey must provide notice and opportunity to cure rejected mail-in ballots.
Interested in hosting local candidates to meet with community members? Use our Virtual Candidate Forum Toolkit to learn how to do this safely online during this public health crisis.
Read our letter to New Jersey counties demanding that mail-in ballot boxes be moved from police stations here.
Learn why your vote for elected officials is your vote on policing.
Facebook Live Video: Listen to Democracy and Justice Director Henal Patel and Communications Director Laurie Beacham Talk Democracy in the Age of COVID-19.
Read the letter to Congress from the Institute and partners supporting the Voting Rights Advancement Act here.
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Click here to read our assessment and recommendations for future elections
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Click here to read our testimony on Redistricting
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Watch Democracy & Justice Director Henal Patel, and Communications Director Laurie Beacham discuss D & J during the pandemic.
Read our lawsuit saying New Jersey must provide notice and opportunity to cure rejected mail-in ballots
Click here to watch Newark residents give their thoughts on low voter turnout
Click here to read our recommendations to safeguard against disenfranchisement of voters, without posing undue risks to public health and safety.
Click here to read our letter urging NJ lawmakers to immediately pass and sign legislation to mail and provide prepaid postage for vote-by-mail applications and ballots
Click here to read our full letter to Governor Murphy and other elected officials
Read about the barriers to voting and the policies that will address them
The Institute files amicus brief with US Supreme Court against citizenship question on 2020 Census.
A Census undercount could mean less political power and funding for essential programs and services for New Jersey.
Today, nearly 175 years later, though legal slavery has been abolished and New Jersey no longer explicitly prohibits Black people from voting, New Jersey continues to deny voting rights to people with criminal convictions.
The New Jersey Institute for Social Justice sends a letter to New Jersey’s top election officials telling them to reject the Commission on Election Integrity’s request for voter data.
New Jersey lawmakers have an opportunity to promote an inclusive democratic process that maximizes participation from all of its residents, says a new report released by the New Jersey Institute and the Brennan Center for Justice.
Institute Associate Counsel and Debevoise Fellow Scott Novakowski writes for NJ Spotlight on why we must restore the right to vote to people with criminal convictions.
Contact the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice at email@example.com to find out how you can get involved to help expand access to the voting booth for communities of color and restore the right to vote to those with criminal convictions.