The Monroe League of Women Voters of is pleased to announce that we will be participating in National Voter Registration Day (NVRD), a nationwide, nonpartisan effort to register hundreds of thousands of voters on Tuesday, September 24. The League will be out in force at the Monroe Township Library from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. League members will be available to assist voters who want to register or update their registration if they have moved. October 15 is the deadline to register or update your registration in New Jersey.

Every eligible American deserves the chance to participate in this year’s pivotal elections.

Voter registration is the first step to ensuring your voice is heard. We want to make sure every resident who wants the opportunity to vote on Election Day is registered.

Now in its eighth year, National Voter Registration Day has been a game-changing annual nonpartisan campaign to register hundreds of thousands of voters in communities and online. Embraced by a host of celebrities, bipartisan elected officials, and organizations, NVRD leverages the collective impact of thousands of community partners, including hundreds of League of Women Voters groups, nationwide, every year. More than 300 local League of Women Voters affiliates are participating in this year’s NVRD.

The League of Women Voters empowers voters through education, registration, and get-out-the-vote activities in every election. We host candidate and issue forums and registration drives while also providing trusted and timely elections information on VOTE411.org. We believe our democracy is strongest when every voice is heard.

Andrea Pellezzi,

President, Monroe Township League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters of the Princeton Area is working to ensure that all voters are informed about New Jersey’s vote by mail process and are able to fully participate in the November 5, 2019, election.

Voters who applied for a vote by mail ballot for the General Election in 2016, or for any election since then, will automatically receive a vote by mail ballot for the upcoming November 2019 General Election.

These voters may opt out of receiving vote by mail ballots by alerting their county clerk. County clerks are scheduled to begin sending vote by mail ballots to voters on September 21, 2019, so any voter wishing to opt out should act immediately. The election official in each county should be contacted if a change is needed:

In Mercer County, contact the Superintendent of Elections at 609-989-6750.

In Middlesex County, contact the County Board of Elections at 732-745-3471

In Somerset County, contact the election board at 908-231-7084.

Voters who receive vote by mail ballots have the right to either vote using that mail-in ballot or vote using a provisional ballot at their polling place. They will not be allowed to vote on the voting machine. Provisional ballots are paper ballots that are counted after a voter’s eligibility is verified. In the case of voters who received a mail-in ballot, their provisional ballots will be counted once it is verified that they did not cast a vote using the mail-in ballot.

If a voter is not scheduled to receive an automatic vote by mail ballot, but desires one for the November General Election, they must apply. The application deadline to receive a vote by mail ballot through the mail is October 29, 2019. The county clerk must receive the application by that date. Voters can also apply in person at their county clerk’s office until 3 p.m., November 4, 2019.

Any other questions can be directed to your county clerk, or you may call the League’s toll-free voter information hotline, 1-800-792-VOTE (8683). From now through the close of polls on Election Day, the League of Women Voters will be running that hotline to answer any questions or assist with any problems voters might have.

Cindy Gordon

League of Women Voters of the Princeton Area

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