Voter Resources

Friends in Hope, we are presented with a unique opportunity to engage thousands of new voters in our democracy. Our two primary goals as an organization are to register new voters and get out the vote for Barack Obama on November 4. Below we’ve attempted to provide some valuable voter information, as well as links to other useful sites.

To vote in the 2008 Presidential Election in New Jersey, your voter registration application must be post-marked by 4pm on Tuesday, October 14. You must be a U.S. Citizen & turn 18 on or before November 4, 2008.

New Jersey Voter Registration forms*:

Each state has a different registration deadline, so encourage your out-of-state friends & family to register early! has information and registration forms for all 50 states.

Absentee Ballots: Anyone can vote via absentee for any reason in New Jersey.
Whether you are disabled, on vacation, overseas for military duty, don’t feel like going to the polls or will be too busy getting out the vote on election day, you have the right to vote by absentee. And, if you just can’t wait until November, this is your way to Vote Early!
Absentee Ballot applications for the 2008 Presidential Election must be post-marked by Tuesday, October 28. You may vote by Absentee in-person at the County Clerk until 3pm Monday, November 3.

Hudson County Residents mail or hand-deliver Absentee Ballot applications to:
Hudson County Board of Elections
583 Newark Ave., Jersey City, NJ 07306

Just in case, bring a valid picture I.D. to the polls.
If you registered to vote in your county by mail after 2002, you may be asked to provide identification. Specifically, if you neglected to put either the last 4 digits of your social security number or your licence number, you will be asked for I.D. (For a list of valid I.D. types, go here.) If you do not have I.D., you may be asked to cast a provisional ballot and asked to provide I.D. by the end of the next business day.
Provisional Ballot – Due to change of addresses, improper registrations and other reasons listed here, you may not be allowed to vote at the polls. No matter what, you are guaranteed the right to cast a Provisional Ballot. If for any reason you are refused the right to vote at the machine, you should still request a provisional ballot. After exiting the polls, notify an Obama volunteer if you feel your voter rights were infringed upon.

*All forms are in Adobe Acrobat PDF


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