TOMS RIVER, NJ – New Jersey Assemblyman Gregory P. McGuckin, who is currently embroiled in a Toms River political corruption scandal involving the possible illegal gain of employment in Toms River is calling today for in-person voting in the November general election.
“The vote by mail experiment in July was anything but smooth and resulted in many ballots mailed to unaffiliated or inactive voters,” added Assemblyman McGuckin. “How can anyone expect this new system to be lawful and effective? Every election is crucial to upholding the values of this country and we cannot allow any mistakes, especially during this political climate.”
McGuckin has introduced a bill in Trenton, S-2775/A-4490, which requires a voter to present photo identification before voting at a polling place at any election. Acceptable photo identification includes a New Jersey driver’s license, New Jersey REAL ID, a New Jersey Division of Motor Vehicles “identification only” card or a United States passport.
McGuckin has come under fire for his past work in the assembly, including a bill that sought to fine residents up to $15,000 for violating Governor Phil Murphy’s executive orders.
In July, McGuckin’s law firm and other political connected firms in New Jersey were criticized by the national political website Politico after the firm took a federal PPP loan intended for small businesses.