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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Voting in NJ's Presidential Primary

Hoping to improve the impact of New Jersey's presidential primary, the Legislature moved the date for 2008 up to Tuesday, February 5.

Now dubbed as 'super-duper Tuesday' because more than 20 state will hold their primaries on that day -- with about 2,000 delegates to the Democratic convention at stake -- New Jersey has moved from being an afterthought to being in the heat of the fray.

Voters who don't want to be left out of making an impact need to keep a couple of things in mind --
  • REGISTRATION: If you aren't registered, you can't vote. Period. Deadline for registration for the presidential primary is next Tuesday, January 15. Voter registration forms are available at the City Clerk's office at City Hall or you can check out the County Clerk's information page here and print out a form here (PDF).

  • DECLARATION: Registered voters who have NOT made a declaration of party affiliation may vote in the presidential primary by declaring the party they wish to vote in at their poll location on election day, Tuesday, February 5. Be sure to see the County Clerk's information page here for procedures to follow. Persons who have declared themselves 'Independents' are not eligible to vote in the primary election of either the Democratic or Republican parties.
If you're not registered, get busy! Time's a wastin'.

-- Dan Damon

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