If you haven’t yet registered to vote, get it off your to-do list now.
Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day, and thousands of local, state and national organizations have mobilized to make sure millions of people don’t miss the chance to cast their vote in this year’s elections.
Six million people didn’t vote in the 2008 elections because they either did not know how to register or because they missed the voter registration deadline.
The voter registration deadline for New Jersey is Oct. 16.
Here’s information on how you can register in time for the Nov. 6 elections:
Register by mail
Print and fill out a Voter Application Form. Mail the form to:
Monmouth County Commissioner of Registration
PO Box 1267
Freehold, NJ 07728-9912
The state makes it easy — the application form can be mailed for free by following the folding and taping instructions, but must be postmarked at least 21 days prior to the election.
Register in person
All Monmouth County residents also can go directly to the county clerk's office at 33 Mechanic St., Freehold. For more information, call 732-431-7324.
Residents can pick up a registration form and absentee ballots at the Township Clerk's office. In Holmdel, that's located in Town Hall, 4 Crawfords Corner Road. For more information call 732-946-2820. In Hazlet, the Township Clerk is at the Municipal Buidling at 1776 Union Avenue, Hazlet. The phone number is 732-264-1700, extension 8686
Forms are also available at the public library and the post offices.
College students are permitted to vote from their college address or their parents’ homes. They must file a new application if they’re not already registered where they choose to vote.
Frequently asked questions
How can I tell if I’m already registered? How to do I get a ballot by mail? Do I need an ID to vote? Answers to these questions and more are available from the New Jersey Department of State’s FAQ.