U.S. Attorney, Attorney General aim for ‘a fair and smooth-running election’

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U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman and Acting Attorney General John Jay Hoffman have both undertaken measures to make sure November 4 is a clean election throughout New Jersey. 

A voting stock photo from AaronFreiwald.com.
A voting stock photo from AaronFreiwald.com.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

The Attorney General’s office has assigned 170 Deputy Attorneys General (DAsG) throughout the Garden State to help ensure “a fair and smooth-running election,” Hoffman announced yesterday.

“By assigning DAsG in every county, we are helping to ensure the integrity of the voting process, as well as the prompt and fair resolution of any voting-related legal issues that may arise,” he said in a prepared statement.

“The right to vote is one of the foundations of our democracy, and we are committed to preserving and protecting that right.”

Hoffman also reminded those hitting the polls that it is a criminal offense to solicit or electioneer voters as they enter, or leave, a polling location.

In the coordinated law enforcement effort, Fishman urges voters to use the Election Day Hotline so the U.S. Attorney’s office can respond to voter intimidation “or any other activities that would interfere with a citizen’s right to vote,” Fishman also announced on November 3.

The election day hotline can be reached at (888) 636-6596 and is available in both English and Spanish through tomorrow, November 5.

The Hudson County-centric elections have U.S. Rep Albio Sires (D-8) running against Republican Jude Anthony Tisconrnia, with hotly-contested board of education races taking place in Jersey City, Hoboken and West New York.