Friday, October 06, 2006

New Jersey Voting Information

Voting Information

General Election Day will take place on Tuesday, November 7, 2006. This year, the election takes place between voting years for the President of the United States. Therefore, 2006 is known as a “midterm election” year. In New Jersey, the thirteen seats of U.S. Congress and one of the U.S. Senate seats are up for election. The U.S. Senate candidates will be voted upon throughout the state. The U.S. Congressional Representatives will be elected into office by voters in the thirteen Congressional districts in New Jersey. There are also many local races that will take place at county and municipal levels.

Important Dates to Remember for the 2006 General Election:

Last day to register to vote for the 2006 General Election October 17
Absentee ballot applications due by mail October 31
Application deadline for Faxed Overseas Federal Ballot November 3
Absentee ballot applications due in person November 6
General Election Day
(Poll hours: 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.) November 7


Voter Registration Instructions

In order to register to vote in an election, you must be a United States citizen, at least 18 years old and reside in your county for at least 30 days before the election. Learn more about military and overseas voting.

To register to vote in New Jersey, mail your completed Registration Application to the Commissioners of Registration office in the county where you reside.

Registration deadline - 21 days prior to Election Day (October 17, 2006)


Change of Name/Address

Have you recently moved or changed your name?
Note: The Registration Application form can also be used for name and address changes.

If you’ve moved to a new city or town, you may have moved to a new district.
Find your County Clerk and contact them to check your voting district.

Don’t forget to bring your ID to the polling place!


Applying for an Absentee Ballot

According to the NJ Division of Elections, any New Jersey voter can submit their vote via absentee ballot for any election.

To apply for an absentee ballot, download, print and complete the Absentee Ballot Application. Since an original signature is required, you must mail (7 days before the election) or hand deliver (by 3:00 p.m. on November 6, the day before Election Day) your complete application to the County Clerk.

For more information visit the NJ Division of Elections Absentee Ballot Information Page.
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