Ahead of the November General Election, the League of Women Voters of Paterson offers the nonpartisan election resource VOTE411.org. This “one-stop shop” for election information provides simple, helpful tools to help New Jersey voters navigate the voting process. VOTE411 provides candidate information, a voter registration tool, polling place information, and other helpful election information for all voters nationwide.
“Voters in Paterson need simple, accessible tools to help them navigate the voting process before Election Day,” said Shanikwa Lemon. “The League of Women Voters of Paterson has published our voter guide on VOTE411 to serve as a resource for all of Paterson voters. This voter guide features responses from candidates running for Congress as well as Sheriff, County Commissioners and Paterson School Board.”
VOTE411 helps millions of voters each year—many of them young people and first-time voters—learn about candidate stances, look up what’s on their ballot, find their polling place, and more. The League of Women Voters of Paterson also reminds New Jersey voters that they have multiple options to cast a ballot this year. In addition to candidate information, Vote411 has information about in-person early voting and information about casting a mail-in ballot. Voters can vote early in-person, using a voting machine, at designated polling locations in their county that will be open Saturday, October 29 through Sunday, November 6. Hours will be 10 am – 8 pm on weekdays and Saturdays and 10 am – 6 pm on Sundays. Voters can also apply for and cast a mail-in ballot. The deadline to apply for a mail-in ballot through the mail is November 1. The application must be received by the county clerk by this date. Voters can also apply for a mail-in ballot in-person at their county clerk’s office through 3 pm, November 7. Once voters receive their mail-in ballot, they can return them using a secure ballot drop box, through the mail or in-person at their County Board of Elections office. Ballots returned by mail must be postmarked by November 8 and ballots returned in-person or to a drop box must be returned by 8 pm on November 8. Voters can also vote in-person on Election Day at their polling places. All deadlines, early voting polling locations, and Election Day polling locations are available at Vote411.org.
“Voters do not have to wait until Election Day to make their voices heard,” said Inge Spungen. “We encourage voters to visit VOTE411 to make a voting plan so they are prepared to cast their vote confidently!”
- Go to Vote411.org
- Click on “Find What’s on Your Ballot”
- Enter your address
- Click “Go to My Races”
- View all races and candidates on your ballot
- Be an informed Voter!