PLAINFIELD, NJ — You missed them at Plainfield's 4th of July parade, but you can catch the Crazy Faith Riders on Sunday, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., at duCret School of Art. And while you're there, be sure to register to vote and fill out the 2020 Census.

Time is running out to fill out the census. Results are used to inform how billions of federal dollars are distributed to communities over the next ten years. Funds are used for initiatives like school lunch programs, road construction, SNAP and Medicaid. Filling out the census, is quick, easy and safe.

Plainfield's self-response rate, as of September 17, 2020, is 57.7%; in 2010, it was 61.1%.

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According to Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi, Vote-by-Mail ballots are being mailed to registered voters on a town-by-town basis. The mailings began on September 15 and will be completed on or before October 5.

“My office is sending the ballots out in waves over a three-week period, to help ensure that the U.S. Postal Service can handle the increased volume in an orderly manner and deliver it on time,” said Ms. Rajoppi. “Although the General Election is weeks away, I strongly encourage voters to fill out and return their Vote-by-Mail ballot as soon as they receive it, to account for any unforeseen delays.”

The updated schedule of mailings is available at and the free mobile app, UC Votes.

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Gift bags will be given to those who register to vote and complete the census at Sunday's event, and school supplies will be available to all.

The duCret School of Art is located at 1030 Central Avenue in Plainfield. is Plainfield's free online daily newspaper for Plainfield, NJ news. 

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