KMC Partner Matthew C. Moench recently litigated an election law case involving challenges to a voter’s domicile. A voter must be domiciled in a particular New Jersey municipality to be eligible to vote there.
The New Jersey Globe recently reported upon what it characterizes as a changeable definition of domicile, as reflected in the news story’s title: “Another year, another judicial definition of domicile in election contest.”
Moench represented his client’s interests before the Superior Court, with the story reporting as follows:
“But Matthew Moench, an attorney representing Oldham, argued that unlike other adult children who continue to use their parents’ home to vote, Gieger had never been a voter in Harvey Cedars; she grew up in Chatham, before her family became full-time Ocean County residents, and has moved around to different states for work. Moench said Gieger is a registered voter in Massachusetts; Geiger acknowledged that she has a Massachusetts driver’s license and her car is registered and insured there.”
The judge ultimately agreed with Moench, which the New Jersey Globe explained as follows:
“She spends what really doesn’t even amount to a third of her days per year in Harvey Cedars,” [the judge] said. “A preponderance of the evidence that Miss Geiger’s domicile is actually in Boston, Massachusetts.
KMC provides counsel to candidates in all aspects of election law. Please contact Matthew C. Moench at 973-998-6860 or mmoench [at] kingmoench.com to assist with your legal issues such as election residency challenges and related disputes.