Opinion: Ask legislators to support vote-by-mail security

It’s almost election time.

Our primary is just over two months away, which should place it right smack in the middle of a global pandemic. Governor Phil Murphy has ordered a shelter-in-place to reduce the transmission of the COVID-19 virus, protecting us and our health care workers. What’s a patriot to do?

A3591 is currently in the Assembly and it mandates increased publicity regarding access to vote-by-mail, and increased security of the vote-by-mail ballot, including requirements to keep the ballot and both envelopes it is mailed in, for two years should the voter want to review their ballot to ensure it was counted. Vote-by-mail will protect you and the poll workers who make sure every year that we have free and fair elections.

Let’s make sure this election is safe for everyone. Call your Assemblyman and ask him or her to co-sponsor A3591.

Laura Zurfluh