October 16, 2018 is the Deadline to Vote in the November Mid-Term Election
On June 5, 2018, New Jersey voters went to the polls to vote in the congressional primary election. All but three congressional districts had contested primaries and U.S. Senator Bob Menendez faced a primary.
While mid-term primaries usually do not have high voter turn-out, many New Jerseyans showed up to the polls this year. The unofficial tally from the New Jersey Department of State – Division of Election reported that statewide, 625,000 people voted, a 74% increase since the last congressional midterm in 2014.
Many hypothesize that the higher voter turnout is due to the perceived higher stakes since Trump was elected.
According to political scientist Shauna Shames, a professor at Rutgers University in Camden, “People show up when they think it matters. When there are entrenched incumbents that always win, a lot of people don’t feel like showing up.”
With high voter turnouts, each vote matters more than ever. However, voters need to show up one more time in 2018 to ensure the right candidate is elected.
New Jersey residents must register by Tuesday, October 16, 2018 in order to vote in the mid-term congressional election on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.
Each New Jersey county has its own voter registration form.
- Click here to find your county’s voter registration application form
- You can also use the New Jersey statewide voter registration form.
- For a registration form in Spanish click here.
Voting is each U.S. citizen’s responsibility to fulfill their civic duty. With the rights and protections that being a citizen provides, each of us must gave back to our community by actively participating in it and a wonderful way to this is by voting in primary and general elections for all level of government.
If you are passionate about having a voice in your community, you should join us at the 2018 Congressional Reception. Not only will you get to hear from fellow New Jerseyans and your elected officials, you will also have the opportunity to register to vote on your way to the Congressional Reception.
On July 25th, a Congressional Reception will be held at the Dirksen Senate Auditorium in Washington D.C. This event will allow New Jersey Residents who are working poor, below the poverty line and or impacted by homelessness to urge their elected officials in Washington to make No Cuts to Housing and remind them that pOportunity Starts at Home.
Register today to attend the Congressional Reception.
Click here for more information about the Congressional Reception. You can also follow @OppStartsatHome in order to learn more about the National Low Income Housing Coalition’s Opportunity Starts at Home Campaign. Follow the event with these hashtags #NJHillDay #NoHousingCuts and @OppStartsatHome.