Make Our Housing Voices Heard Through Voter Registration

NJ’s Voter Registration Deadline to Vote in the Gubernatorial Election is October 17

The proposed HUD cuts threaten low income households in every community across the country and we must make our voices and our votes heard with voter registration campaigns!

The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) is building on its Our Homes, Our Voices Campaign with a new voter registration campaign –  Our Homes, Our Votes.

Please remember to include voter registration in any events that you are helping to organize and make your office, outreach site, shelter, etc. a voter registration site.

You can reach out to your neighbors and allies to make sure they are registered voters, so that everyone is ready to send Congress a message in the next election. And in New Jersey, the gubernatorial election on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 is the next important opportunity to exercise your right to vote.

To be registered for the general election for the governor of New Jersey, your voter registration form must be submitted by Tuesday, October 17, 2017.

Eligibility requirements for voter registration which can be accessed on our website by selecting NJ or providing your street address and zip code:

  • U.S. Citizen,
  • At least 18 years old by the next election,
  • Resident of the county for 30 days before the election, and
  • Must not be serving a sentence or on parole or probation, because of a conviction of an indictable offense under state or federal law.

Voter registration forms may be submitted by mail or hand delivered to:

NJ Division of Elections
P.O. Box 304
Trenton, NJ 08625-0304

NLIHC has compiled the following tips about registering tenants to vote:

Before your organization begins to register voters, you will want to prepare in several ways:

    • Set Goals
    • Get to Know Your Local Board of Elections
    • Offer Registration Trainings

Once you know the voting guidelines for your state and have set registration goals for your agency, you are ready to begin registering voters. As described in the sample plan, there are three ways to approach voter registration.

  • Fit Voter Registration into Your Agency’s Regular Contact with Residents
  • Plan Specific Voter Registration Activities
  • Organize a Door?To?Door Campaign

As you register votes, it is crucial that you keep records of how has registered so that you will be able to contact these people as part of your mobilization activities.

Nonprofit organizations can, and should, engage in nonpartisan election-related activity, including voter registration, education, and mobilization.

The basic rule is that 501(c)(3) organizations cannot in any way support or oppose particular candidates.

Organizations with specific legal questions related to voter registration drives are encouraged to contact an attorney who specializes in election law. It is important to remember that 501(c)(3) organizations cannot consult with campaign staff or political parties, even on simple technical questions.

NJ Voter Registration Information

NJ Voter Registration Form

NJ Voter Registration Form (Spanish

Our Homes Our Votes

Email Questions on NJ VoterRegistration

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