Data Request for Local Ballot Initiatives/Referenda (New Jersey Secretary of State)

Jimin Han filed this request with the New Jersey Secretary of State of New Jersey.
Multi Request Data Request for Local Ballot Initiatives/Referenda


From: Jimin Han

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New Jersey Open Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

I am requesting data on local ballot initiatives/referenda that took place in the state since 1972. Specifically, I need the following information to be included in the data.

1. Text of the ballot initiative/referendum
2. Local government where the election took place.
3. County where the local government is located
4. Election date
5. Result of election (votes for, votes against, pass/fail)
6. Threshold to pass (50%, two-thirds, etc)

This website from California provides a good example of the type of data I am requesting:

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 7 business days, as the statute requires.


Jimin Han

From: New Jersey Secretary of State

Please see response below to your OPRA request in question. This response was provided on March 15, 2024.

“This shall serve as the response to your OPRA below.

Please be advised that Division of Elections does possess the responsive documents within your request.

You would need to submit your request to the County Clerk's Office of New Jersey. For your convenience please find their contact information by visiting the following link:

The Division of Elections has up to 7 business days to respond and/ or complete each OPRA request.

This OPRA request is now closed.

Should you need further assistance, please feel free to contact this office at 609-292-3760.

Thank you.”