Tomorrow – Tuesday, May 17 – is the last day to register to vote in New Jersey’s Primary Election, where among other decisions, NJ Dems will choose between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton for president. The deadline comes 21 days before the election; the Primary is June 7, so 21 days brings us to Tuesday, May 17.
Who can vote in the NJ Democratic Primary June 7?
- Registered Democrats and
- Unaffiliated voters who have not registered as a member of any party. At the polls June 7, you can declare as a Democrat, and join the party that day right there in order to cast your vote (for example, for Sanders or Clinton).
In New Jersey, 48% of all registered NJ voters are not affiliated with a political party. So, you may not realize you – or a family member or co-worker – are eligible to vote June 7.
- Find out if you’re registered here.
- You can also find out your party affiliation (if any). To do that, you’ll have to provide your name & some other info.
Many county elections officials have extended hours Tuesday for last-minute registrations:
- Check your county or town’s Tuesday night hours here,
- Find your election official here. (each is listed with a phone number)
- Form is simple – you can download it here if you want.
You can register to vote if:
- You are a U.S. citizen
- You’re at least 17 years old (You can register if you’re at least 17 but cannot vote till reaching age 18)
- You’ll be a resident of this state and your county 30 days before the election
- You are not currently serving a sentence, probation or parole because of a felony conviction.