On May 14, 2020 the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, along with Common Cause and Verified Voting, wrote a letter to New Jersey state officials (Governor Murphy, Attorney General Grewal, Secretary Way, and Director Giles) concerning the use of internet voting options in recent local elections, as well as statements from state officials that this limited implementation will serve as a pilot for potential expanded use in future. In the letter, the groups agreed with the legal conclusions that the use of internet voting would violate the statewide court order issued in Gusciora v. Corzine. While the groups recognize the challenges that the pandemic poses for our democracy and the need to expand voting options to ensure free and safe elections, they believe that these expansions should not be done in a way that jeopardizes election security. Given the overwhelming consensus among security experts that no method of internet voting can be conducted in a secure manner at this time, the groups strongly urged New Jersey state officials to refrain from any further use of internet or mobile voting systems in 2020.
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