Want to make sure you’re still registered to vote?

Craig Newmark wants you to voteCraig Newmark (Craigslist) wants to make sure you can vote and reminds us, “In 2008, 6 million Americans didn’t vote because they missed a registration deadline or didn’t know how to register!

Do you know that if you did not vote in two consecutive federal elections, your name is removed from the voter registration roll? Thousands of voters are not registered and don’t even know it. But learning your voter registration status is this simple: Visit CanIVote.org and select ‘Am I Registered?’

Not registered? No problem. Residents of any state can remedy this problem by visiting registertovote.org or stop by an elected official’s office and fill out a voter registration form. New Jersey residents can also visit their County Clerk‘s Office or Election Board.

All New Jersey residents can now also Vote by Mail (used to be called absentee voting) just by filling out a simple one-page application to receive your ballot through the mail. If you’re busy, homebound or just feel like doing it, fill out a Vote by Mail application to get an early voting ballot mailed to you via USPS at any address you specify. Just fill the ballot out and pop it back into the mail at your convenience. It will count just the same as an in-person vote does.

The deadline for registering to vote in the 2015 New Jersey primary elections is May 12.

Please note:

  • The voter registration deadline to vote in New Jersey primary elections is May 12, 2015.
  • Overseas service men and women can get help with voting and registration issues at FVAP.gov
  • Please note that if you’ve moved, you need to notify the election board of your change of address, which in New Jersey is done on the voter registration form.