AG's office to monitor elections in Newark and Paterson

By Naomi Nix/The Star-Ledger
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on May 09, 2014

NEWARK — The state attorney general's office said today will monitor municipal elections in Newark and Paterson on Tuesday.

Deputy attorneys general will act as "roaming monitors" on Election Day and be available to deal with any voting-related legal issues that emerge, a spokesman for the Attorney General's Office Lee Moore, said in an email.

Additional state troopers will also be assigned to Newark, though Moore declined to say how many.

Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday.

"Monitors are employed where the Attorney General makes a determination that they are needed to safeguard the Office's longstanding commitment to the right to vote," Moore said.

Officials with the U.S. Attorney’s office said federal monitors will not be deployed, as had been called for earlier by both sides, because the state is handling the matter.

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