May 17th 2016
the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Ridgewood NJ, Today May 17th is the deadline to register for New Jersey presidential primary. The GOP is settled but Democrats can still feel the Bern (Bernie Sanders ) or vote for Hillary Clinton.
In New Jersey, both the Republicans and the Democrats hold their primaries on the same day. This year it’s June 7.
If you are not registered, you need to register by May 17 in order to cast a primary ballot. (Use these links if you can’t remember if you are registered or if you’re looking for your polling location.)
New Jersey does not have online voter registration, Burns said.
“You have to print the form out, physically sign it, and mail it in,” she said. Forms are available through the state Division of Elections website, at county board of elections, at municipal town halls, and at social services agencies such as motor vehicle offices.
People can also call the League office to request that one be mailed to them. That number is 800-792-VOTE (8683).
On the registration deadline day, May 17, most county board of election offices will be open until 9 p.m.
In order to register in New Jersey you must be:
- A citizen of the United States
- At least 18 years old
- A resident of your county for at least 30 days before the election
- And not currently serving a sentence, probation or parole because of a felony conviction.