REGISTER TO VOTE: 2019 — Deadline Tuesday, October 15; Local Elections Are Where Your Vote Counts Most
Election Day this year is Tuesday, November 5, 2019.
The deadline to register to vote in the election is Tuesday, October 15, 2019.
In Hoboken, the ballot will include races for:
- Hoboken City Council
- Trustees for the Hoboken Board of Education
- Hudson County Executive
- Hudson County Sheriff
- Hudson County Surrogate
- New Jersey Assembly
ARE YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE?
CLICK HERE to make sure you are.
DO YOU NEED TO REGISTER TO VOTE?
In New Jersey, voters must be registered 21 days prior to the election… this year, that means the registration deadline is Tuesday, October 15.
CLICK HERE to download a registration form. (Español)
ARE YOU WORRIED IT WON’T BE RECEIVED IN TIME?
Better safe than sorry—stop by the Hoboken City Clerk‘s Office at 94 Washington Street.
YOU WORK DURING THE DAY?
That’s cool. The office will be open with extended hours until 9:00pm on Friday, October 11, and Tuesday, October 15.
CAN YOU REGISTER ONLINE?
YOU WERE REGISTERED, BUT YOU MOVED.
You can automatically change your registration by updating your address through the State of New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission.
YOU’RE REGISTERED, BUT YOU DON’T KNOW WHERE TO VOTE?
Here, CLICK THIS and find out.
YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT WARD YOU LIVE IN?
No worries. HobokenGirl has you covered with this handy guide to the City’s Wards/Districts.
YOU’D RATHER VOTE BY MAIL?
That’s fine. Any REGISTERED VOTER in New Jersey can vote absentee by mail. A voter may vote by mail by completing the Application for Vote by Mail Ballot and returning the application to the Hudson County Clerk’s Office. To receive your ballot by mail, the APPLICATION MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE COUNTY CLERK SEVEN DAYS PRIOR TO THE ELECTION. The County Clerk will then mail the voter the actual vote by mail ballot, which must also be mailed and returned. A voter may also apply in person to the County Clerk until 3:00 p.m., the day before the election.
CLICK HERE for a Vote By Mail application (Español)
YOU WISH YOU HAD BETTER CHOICES?
Amen. Stay engaged at all levels, and support better candidates—particularly at local level, where your vote can have the most impact.
hMAG will be running candidate profiles over the next few weeks.
YOU WANT US TO TELL YOU WHO YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR?
Are you really looking to US to decide who you should vote for?
C’mon… we’re the media. We’re completely corruptible. For all you know, we’re Russian bots. (We’re not… but we could just be saying that. It’s a pretty strange world right now).
That said, hMAG has never sought, nor would we accept political campaign ads… which, in hindsight, is stupid—they’re some of the few people who truly recognize the power of local advertising (EMAIL US FOR RATES!!!)
Nor will hMAG offer an “official endorsement” of any candidates. Our only objective is to educate our readers on the issues facing this town, and let them formulate their own opinions.
Because you’re smarter than all this.
YOU’RE EXHAUSTED BY POLITICS?
We get it. That’s cool… now go vote.
Because that apathy is what feeds the political machines. They intentionally suck the marrow out of the democratic process, making it so mind-numbingly inane that any marginally educated person will likely see the folly of pinning any hopes on its effectiveness.
They make political participation so painstaking that vast swathes of the American electorate take themselves out of the process. Then, like the Grinch on Christmas morning, they make their play via a combination of voting blocs and underhanded tactics and they capture power—in the process validating the political strategies of exclusion.
The 2016 Election saw voter turnout of less than 57% here in Hudson County. Over 40% of REGISTERED VOTERS chose to stay home… for THAT election.
Stop rewarding ineptitude with inaction. Educate yourself on the issues and vote. Local elections are where the voter has the most impact.