In April, New Jersey passed the automatic voter registration law that addresses the 1.2 million adults in New Jersey who aren’t yet registered to vote. The new law, signed by Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday, Apr. 17, after previously being rejected by former Gov. Chris Christie, mandates that the Motor Vehicle Commission implement automatic registration and allows any state agency that collects documents and personal data to “establish a procedure to automatically register people to vote.”
What this means is that agencies such as the Department of Human Services and the parole board could choose to register its clients to vote. Convicted felons still can’t vote under state law, and other parolees would have to wait until they finish their sentences.Vote NJ Update
In Hunterdon County elections, 14 towns or townships have Democrats running for local seats. That’s the good news. The bad news is that 10 townships don’t have any Democrats running, including Alexandria, Bethlehem, Delaware, Franklin, Glen Gardner, Hampton, Holland, Lebanon, Milford and Bloomsbury, the last of which has no candidates for open seats. IndivisibleLNH members started talking to voters about the importance of voting in the upcoming elections last month, setting up tables in downtown Lambertville, outside Stockton Market, and at the Stangl Market in Flemington. They encouraged people to find out more about the candidates and to vote. Contact MJ Legere to volunteer!
Upcoming events will help voters get a better sense of the candidates and give them an opportunity to support the candidates:
A reception is being hosted as a fundraiser for Tom Malinowski on Saturday, May 19 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM, at the home of Joe and Lois Zarish, 153 Voorhees Corner Rd., Flemington, NJ.
Hunterdon County Democrats will have a tent at the Chamber of Commerce event “Everything Hunterdon” on Saturday, June 2, at the County Fairgrounds. Stop by and meet members of the HCDC Party, as well as our Candidates running for Office.