By: Armand V. Cucciniello III
The 2016 presidential election campaign cycle is well underway. Hip New Jersey is proud to sponsor CAST YOUR VOTE!, providing resources to help NJ voters navigate the voting and registration processes.
Check out the short video here for information on voter registration deadlines, how to register, and other useful information.
To vote in the Republican or Democratic primary elections, held in New Jersey on June 7, eligible voters must register by May 17. To vote in the presidential election, held on November 8, eligible voters must register by October 18.
While New Jersey is one of the last states in the USA to cast ballots for the Republican and Democratic Party primaries held on June 7, voting is nonetheless important as all primary votes matter!
If you are a registered Republican and want to support Donald J. Trump for the Republican nomination, vote in the Republican primary on June 7. Mr. Trump, while now the sole contender for the Republican nomination, must amass the required 1,237 delegates to be declared the winner. New Jersey awards 51 delegates in the Republican primary. Trump has only 1,068 delegates thus far.
If you are a registered Democrat and want to support either Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders, vote in the Democratic primary on June 7. While Clinton is leading Sanders (2,228 delegates for Clinton, 1,454 for Sanders), candidates must amass 2,382 delegates to be declared the winner. New Jersey awards 126 delegates in the Democratic primary.
For information on how to register and find your polling station, visit Elections.NJ.gov.