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October 17 is the election registration deadline. Here's what you need to know

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NEW JERSEY - Tuesday, October 17 is the last day for voters to register for the elections on November 7.

While the gubernatorial race between Democrat Phil Murphy and Republican Kim Guadagno is the main event, there’s still a lot of action going on at the local level.

Voter registration forms are available at the New Jersey Department of State website. You can fill out the form online, then download and print it out.

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Make sure to include your full name, date of birth and address. Put in your driver’s license number, or the last four digits of your Social Security number if you don’t have a license.

The form isn’t just required for new voter registration. If you need to update your name, address, signature, or political party affiliation, that also needs to be handed in by Tuesday, October 17.

In New Providence, residents can register to vote at the Borough Clerk’s Office, located on the second floor of Borough Hall, at 360 Elkwood Avenue during normal business hours 8:30am to 4:30pm. You may also download an application through unioncountyvotes.com

The deadline to apply by mail for a mail-in ballot for the General Election is Tuesday, October 31. The deadline to apply in person for a mail-in ballot is Monday, November 6 at 3 p.m. which needs to be done at either the Union County Clerk’s Annex Office, located at 300 North Avenue East in Westfield, or at the County Clerk’s Office in Elizabeth at the Administration Building, located at 2 Broad Street. Applications for voting by mail are available at the Borough Clerk’s Office or by visiting unioncountyvotes.com.

Citizens of the United States that are 18 years of age on or before the date of the election and residents of New Jersey and Union County for no less than 30 days are eligible to vote. Voter registration applications may be obtained by visiting unioncountyvotes.com. Residents must be registered to vote no less than 21 days in advance of an election to be eligible to vote.

 

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