Fast Approaching: Voter Register Deadline October

The presidential election is on Tuesday, November 6th.

Our state’s voter registration deadline is October 16th.

Visit NJ’s Department of State to download and complete a Voter Registration Application and/or Party Affiliation Form from

You can mail or deliver the Voter Registration Application and/or Party Affiliation Form to the County Commissioner of Registration or Superintendent of Elections.12

You have to meet these criteria to vote: You are a US Citizen over the age of 18. You have to be a resident of your county (Essex for Maplewood) for 30 days before the election.

Did you know that you only lose your right to vote while on parole, probation or serving a sentence due to a conviction for an indictable offense under any federal or state laws?

That means, even if you’ve committed a felony, you can vote if you’ve completed your sentence and are out of prison.


College students register to vote in New Jersey by following the standard application process: every prospective voter must submit a voter registration application.

Here are a few things Rutgers University suggests students do to be prepared to vote in this presidential election:

  • All mailed registrations must be postmarked by October 16.
  • To confirm your registration, call 1-877-NJVOTER (1-877-658-6837).

The Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers has a website worth checking out called RU Voting (

The registration deadline to vote as a college student is 21 days prior to Election Day.

You will receive a sample ballot about 1 week before the election that will indicate where your polling place is or you can use the NJ state polling place locator.

Go Obama!

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