New early voting law will cost Passaic County $11 million in equipment upgrades

A need to upgrade Passaic County voting machines to comply with New Jersey’s new early voting law has commissioners shelling out nearly $11 million for new equipment this summer. A $10.7 million bond ordinance adopted by commissioners Tuesday will pay for the machines, electronic poll books, a new cargo van and other equipment needed to prepare county polling locations, officials said. The voting law adopted earlier in 2021 mandates nine days of early, in-person machine voting ending the Sunday before Election Day. David M. Zimmer,

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