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Bergen County Residents Reminded New Jersey Voter Registration Deadline Approaching


The League of Women Voters of Northern Valley reminds all citizens in Bergen County that New Jersey's special primary election for the office of U.S. Senate left vacant by the death of Congressman Senator Frank Lautenberg will take place on Tuesday, August 13, 2013.  The voter registration deadline for the special primary election is Tuesday, July 23, 2013.
"If you've moved recently, or if you have never registered to vote before, it's really time to do so now, because three elections are taking place within the next few months," said Chris Sagona, President, League of Women Voters of Northern Valley.


"It's not only the dates of the elections that are relevant.  It's very important to be aware of the deadlines for registration.  This is also a good time to give a friendly reminder to family members, friends or neighbors that these deadlines are quickly approaching."

The deadline to apply by mail for a vote by mail ballot is Tuesday, August 6.  The Bergen County Clerk’s office must receive the application by that date.  The deadline to apply in-person for a vote by mail ballot is Monday, August 12 by 3 p.m. at the Bergen County Clerk’s office.  Vote by mail applications are available at www.lwvnj.org .

The deadline to file a change of party affiliation for the special primary has already passed. However, registered unaffiliated voters and those who have not declared a party affiliation on either their registration form or during a previous primary may declare at any time up to and including primary election day at the polls and vote in that party’s primary. 

For answers to questions about the special primary election call the League of Women Voters of New Jersey at 1-800-792-VOTE (8683).
 
About League of Women Voters
The League was an outgrowth of the 19th amendment passed in 1920 giving women the right to vote.  With over 800 local Leagues throughout the country, the organization gained prestige by maintaining its nonpartisanship; sponsoring candidates’ forums for local, state and national elections; holding registration drives; disseminating nonpartisan information on candidates; and holding public meetings to discuss current issues.  League membership is open to both men and women of voting age who support its mission.

The League of Women Voters of Northern Valley draws members from Alpine, Bergenfield, Cliffside Park, Closter, Cresskill, Demarest, Dumont, Edgewater, Emerson, Englewood, Englewood Cliffs, Fort Lee, Hackensack, Harrington Park, Haworth, Hillsdale, Leonia, Montvale, New Milford, Northvale, Norwood, Old Tappan, Park Ridge, River Vale, Tenafly, Washington Township and Woodcliff Lake.

For more information about the League, visit the organization’s website at www.lwvbergen.org  or contact lwvno.valley@gmail.com .

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