A New Jersey Appellate Court ruled on July 9, 2018 that a local governing body must approve at a public meeting the interpretive statement for any public question on the local ballot, such that the public will be afforded an opportunity to comment on the proposed statement language.
From the article:
“A three-judge Appellate Division panel, in a published ruling Monday, said members of the public must have the chance to comment on the interpretive statement, and that the statement cannot merely be submitted to a county elections official by a local clerk without review.”
New Jersey Law Journal
Ballot Question Interpretive Statements Subject to Public Review, Appellate Division Rules
By Michael Booth
July 09, 2018