2020 NJ General Election Ballot Questions
BALLOT QUESTION #1: CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO GIVE PROPERTY TAX DEDUCTION AND EXEMPTION FOR PEACETIME VETERANS
Do you approve amending the Constitution to give a $250 property tax deduction to veterans who did not serve in time of war? Do you also approve amending the Constitution to give a 100 percent property tax exemption to certain totally disabled veterans who did not serve in time of war? The widow or widower of these veterans also would receive this $250 deduction or 100 percent exemption after the veteran’s death.
BALLOT QUESTION #2: CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO LEGALIZE MARIJUANA
Do you approve amending the Constitution to legalize a controlled form of marijuana called “cannabis”? Only adults at least 21 years of age could use cannabis. The State commission created to oversee the State’s medical cannabis program would also oversee the new, personal use cannabis market. Cannabis products would be subject to the State sales tax. If authorized by the Legislature, a municipality may pass a local ordinance to charge a local tax on cannabis products.
BALLOT QUESTION #3: CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO CHANGE LEGISLATIVE REDISTRICTING SCHEDULE IF CENSUS DATA IS DELAYED
The constitutional amendment would postpone state legislative redistricting until after the election on November 2, 2021, should the state receive federal census data after February 15, 2021. Therefore, the current state legislative districts, which have been used since 2011, would remain in use for the 2021 election, and the state legislative elections in 2023 would be the first to use districts based on data from the 2020 U.S. Census. The constitutional amendment would also use this delayed timeline in future redistricting cycles should federal census data be received after February 15 in 2031, 2041, 2051, and so on.