• How to Register to Vote in the 2017 {Hoboken + New Jersey} Elections

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    Hard to believe, but it’s that time again — election season! If you’re like us, this one really snuck up {probably because the last election was the big one – the presidential}, but with a little over a month until election day on November 7th, we wanted to make sure you had all the information you need. The 2017 Election is going to be a big one: New Jersey is only one of two states electing a new Governor, while Hoboken will also be electing a new mayor. Below, we’re outlining how to vote in the 2017 Election in Hoboken including how to register, important deadlines you need to know, and how to vote by absentee ballot. So, let’s get you ready for Election Day: November 7th, 2017 from 6AM – 8PM in Hoboken.

    How to Register to Vote

    If you’re not yet registered, you can download, print, and fill out the Hudson County Voter Register Form — there’s an English Version and a Spanish version — and mail it in to the Hudson County Commissioner of Registration {address below}. This form *MUST* be mailed in by October 17th, 2017. The easiest part is, this form is already addressed and stamped — so no postage is required. #VotingWin, and no excuses.

    Hudson County Commissioner of Registration
    Hudson County Plaza
    257 Cornelison Ave
    Jersey City, NJ 07302

    Not sure if you’re already registered? You can check online here.

    Absentee Ballot

    If you’re not going to be in the area on election day, you can vote by Absentee Ballot. You must apply for an absentee ballot by October 31st, 2017. Application forms can be found online and are available in both English and Spanish.

    Where to Vote

    As a registered voter, you are assigned to a specific polling place. If you’re not sure where you are assigned to vote, not to worry — you can look it up online here.

    See More: Find Your Polling Place in Hoboken

    For any other questions, you should check out the official NJ Division of Election website. There’s a good deal of voting-related info to be found there.

    Must-Know Dates

    Election Day: Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

    Deadline to Register to Vote: Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

    Deadline to Apply for Absentee Ballot: Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

     

    See you at the polls!

    PS: Stay tuned for more info on candidates and their background/stances on issues, coming V soon to HG.


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    Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Hoboken Girl. She started the site to discover and share the wealth of things happening in Hudson County. Her roots in the area extend to her maternal grandparents, who owned two textile factories in Weehawken and North Bergen. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event/volunteer project or editing her life away, she can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her French bulldog + rescue pup, or watching the latest murder doc on Netflix with her husband.