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Rutgers Law Students Learn First Hand the Challenges of Voting Faced by Prisoners Awaiting Trial

November 03, 2008 – 
Third-year Rutgers School of Law–Newark student Randle DeFalco will deliver approximately 90 completed absentee ballots to the Board of Elections at 7 am on Election Day and will be there until about 8:30 am filling out the necessary forms. He can discuss the efforts that he led of Rutgers Law School students to secure the voting rights of eligible voters temporarily detained in the Essex County Jail.

What:  Students from Rutgers School of Law–Newark deliver absentee ballots to the Essex County Board of Elections from eligible voters who are temporarily detained in the Essex County Jail. 
When:  7 – 8:30 am, Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Where:  Hall of Records, 465 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, Newark, NJ 07101 
Background:  Students in Professor Frank Askin’s Constitutional Litigation Clinic at Rutgers School of Law–Newark have spent the past six weeks helping to register eligible voters temporarily detained in the Essex County Jail, Delaney Hall, and Logan Hall; secure absentee ballot applications for them; and navigate a detailed process for delivering the completed ballots to the County Clerk.