FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 17, 2007

CONTACT: Tom Plante, 908-527-4746
Seb D’Elia, 908-527-4419


Register to Vote by January 15th
for Presidential Primary Election in New Jersey

ELIZABETH, NJ – County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds Union County residents that Tuesday, January 15, is the deadline for registering to vote in the upcoming Presidential Primary Election in New Jersey.

“This is an exciting, historic first for New Jersey – voting for a presidential candidate in February instead of June,” Ms. Rajoppi said. “I urge all eligible residents to be part of the process and vote on February 5. Your vote does count.”

Voter registration forms are available in every municipality at the office of the municipal clerk. Forms also may be obtained by calling the office of the Union
County Clerk at 908-527-4996, or by visiting the Union County website: Voter registration forms should be mailed to the
Union County Board of Elections, 271 North Broad Street, Elizabeth NJ 07208-3702
no later than Monday, January 14.

To qualify to vote in the Presidential Primary on Feb. 5, 2008, you must be a citizen of the United States and at least 18 years old, not serving a sentence, probation, or parole because of a felony conviction, and a resident of New Jersey and Union County for at least 30 days.

Registered voters who are unaffiliated with a political party may vote in the Presidential Primary by requesting a Republican or Democratic ballot from the election official at their regular polling place on February 5th.

For more information about voter registration, please call the Union County Board
of Elections at 908-527-4123.