Organisation : New Jersey Division of Elections
Facility : Register to Vote
Country : United States
State : New Jersey
Details : http://www.njelections.org/voting-information.html
Home Page : http://www.njelections.org/
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Register to Vote :
To register in New Jersey you must be
** A United States citizen
Related : New Jersey Division of Elections General Election November 7th 2017 : www.electionin.org/2474.html
** I am at least 17 years old, and understand that I may not vote until reaching the age of 18.
** A resident of the county for 30 days before the election
** You are NOT currently serving a sentence, probation or parole because of a felony conviction
The registrant must complete a Voter Registration Application and/or Party Affiliation Form. Mail or deliver the Voter Registration Application and/or Party Affiliation Form to the County Commissioner of Registration or Superintendent of Elections for your county.
The registration deadline to vote in the next election is 21 days prior to election day.
You are not eligible to register to vote if :
You are serving a sentence or on parole or probation, as a result of a conviction of an indictable offense under state or federal law.
Note: If you are no longer serving a sentence, or no longer on parole or probation…, you CAN vote in NJ by completing a new voter registration form (linked above).
You only lose your right to vote while on parole, probation or serving a sentence due to a conviction for an indictable offense under any federal or state laws.
** If you were registered to vote before you were convicted, you must complete a new voter registration form (linked above) once you have served your time.
** If you are a pre-trial detainee or on bail pending appeal, you do not lose your right to vote.
** If you have any questions, please contact your county commissioner of registration.
Voter Rights :
Voting is one of the most precious rights we have as Americans. Of course, it was not always that way. Over time, many people in our nation fought – and some gave their lives – for the cause of equal voting rights for all individuals.
That tells us something about the power of the vote. Like all hard-won rights, voting is something we should not treat lightly. It is a right we should respect, and it is a right we should exercise.
Voting Right Restoration – Voting Rights of Ex-Felons in New Jersey
If you are no longer serving a sentence, or no longer on parole or probation…, you CAN vote in NJ by completing a new voter registration form. If you have any questions, contact your County Commissioner of Registration.
Voter Accessibility :
Voter Report Form for Polling Place Accessibility Concerns :
Use this simple form to electronically submit detailed descriptions of any difficulties you might have experienced while voting and/or accessing your polling location.
Disability Etiquette :
With the passage of the “Help America Vote Act of 2002” states are required to actively integrate persons with disabilities into the electoral process. To assist State Board of Elections in this process, The United Spinal Association, a national veterans service and disability rights organization, has produced the booklet titled Disability Etiquette.
This booklet was designed to help its readers in becoming more aware of what is appropriate conduct when interacting with a person with a disability.
Voting Advisory Accessibility Committee :
Public Law 2005 Ch. 146, which took effect on July 12, 2005, states that a voting advisory committee must be established by the county executive or governing body and shall be composed of 7-11 members.
The membership of this committee must be composed of 4 county election board members and 3 public members; a representative of the county executive or governing body, at least one person with a disability, and at least one person with ADA training.
The committee would be responsible for physically inspecting each polling place with the assistance of a member with a disability.
The committee shall consult with the county board of elections in reference to any inaccessible polling places within the county. The committee shall also receive notice from the Division of Elections of any complaints regarding inaccessible polling places.
The voting accessibility advisory committee will also be responsible for filing the polling place report, including a list of any inaccessible polling places, with the Office of the Secretary of State/Division of Elections and the county board of elections by May 15 of each year. This report will be reviewed by the Secretary of State by July 1 of each year.