An Act giving the right of suffrage to all persons, whether male or
female, in any school meeting in any school district of the state.
I. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State
of New Jersey, That every citizen of the United States of the age of twenty-one who
shall have been a resident of this state for one year, and of the county in which he or
she claims a vote for five months next before said meeting, shall have the right to vote
at any school meeting in any school district of the state wherein they may reside;
provided, that no person in the military, naval or marine service of the United State, by
being stationed in any garrison, barrack or military or naval force or station within the
state, and no pauper, idiot, insane person, or person convicted of a crime, which now
excludes him or her from being a witness, unless pardoned or restored by law to the right
of suffrage, shall enjoy the right to vote in any school meeting.
Approved April 8, 1887.