Deadline this Week for Setting Political Party Affiliation Before Primary Election

The Primary Election in New Jersey this year is on Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Credits: By Linda Sadlouskos

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Want to try to seal the deal - or oppose - the Republican party's nomination of Donald Trump for US president? Hoping to help select who will be named on the ballot this November for the Democrats' choice for president? Just feel like registering a protest vote?

No matter what message local voters want to send with their ballot in New Jersey's primary election - set for Tuesday, June 7 - registered voters must declare their party affiliation by this Wednesday in order to cast a ballot for that party's nominee.

The Bernards Township website has posted a reminder that those who wish to change their party affiliation must contact the Somerset County Election Board office, open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., by Wednesday, April 13.

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Jerry L. Midgett is election board administrator. The township also lists contact information as a phone number of 908-231-7084 for the county election board, which is located at 20 Grove St. in Somerville. 

The email address for the election board is ElectionBd@co.somerset.nj.us, according to the Somerset County Election Board website.

The state of NJ political affiliation declaration form is also online.

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