FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 23, 2009



Register to Vote by October 13th for General Election in New Jersey


ELIZABETH, NJ – Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds Union County residents that Tuesday, October 13, is the deadline for registering to vote in the upcoming General Election in New Jersey.

“This year’s General Election offers residents an historic opportunity to vote for Governor and Lieutenant Governor – a first in the Garden State – and members of the State Assembly, as well as County and Municipal officials. But first you must register to vote by October 13,” Ms. Rajoppi said. “I urge all eligible residents to be part of the process and vote on Tuesday, November 3. 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 must be mailed to the Union County Board of Elections, 271 North Broad Street, Elizabeth NJ 07208 no later than Friday, October 9, in order to be eligible to vote in the General Election on Tuesday, November 3.

To qualify to vote, you must also 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.

Voters are encouraged to Vote by Mail, an easy process which has replaced Absentee Voting. To apply to Vote by Mail, voters can download the form at the Union County website, -- or contact the Union County Clerk.

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