Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Quick Facts On New Jersey Primary Elections

Today is Primary Election Day here in New Jersey and the polls are open from 6 a.m to 8 p.m

Did you know?

Primary elections are important. Candidates within a party may have different experiences, priorities, and can disagree on many issues. It is important to vote for a candidate you believe best represents you.

Here are a few quick facts courtesy of the League of Women Voters:

1. New Jersey holds closed primaries, meaning voters select from candidates within their declared party. Currently, only the Democratic and Republican parties qualify for primary elections.

2. Registered unaffiliated voters may declare a party at the polls on Primary Election Day.

3. If you do declare at the polls, you retain this party affiliation unless you file a party affiliation declaration form with your county Commissioner of Registration after the election.

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