YOUR VOTES MATTER
Your Vote is Your Voice
REGISTER TO VOTE HERE!
November is coming soon, don't miss out on the 2019 elections! Make sure you are registered 21 days prior to the election. It only takes a few minutes to become an integral part of our Democracy.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
DO YOU KNOW WHAT LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT YOU LIVE IN?
There are 40 legislative districts in New Jersey. Each district sends three elected representatives to Trenton to make our state laws. It is important for you to know what district you live in in order to cast your vote at the polls. Click the link below to find out what district you live in!
WHO IS SPEAKING FOR YOU IN TRENTON?
Now that you know which district you live in, it's time to find out who your legislators are. This link will provide basic information on who is representing you, feel free to research your legislators' voting history and where they stand on issues important to you.
MEET YOUR CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVES
New Jersey sends two senators and 12 assemblymen/ assemblywomen to the U.S. Congress in Washington D.C. Click the link below and enter your address to find out what congressional district you live in and who represents you in Congress.
Who do you want speaking for your generation?
IN THE LAST PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, 72% OF PEOPLE OVER THE AGE OF 70 VOTED, BUT ONLY 46% OF PEOPLE UNDER THE AGE OF 30 PARTICIPATED
IN THE LAST MIDTERM ELECTION (2014), ONLY 16% OF PEOPLE UNDER 25 YEARS OLD CAST A VOTE
CONGRESS IS COMPOSED OF TWO PARTS: THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
THE SENATE HAS 100 ELECTED SENATORS TOTAL; 2 SENATORS PER STATE. EACH SENATOR SERVES A 6-YEAR TERM.
THE HOUSE HAS 435 VOTING REPRESENTATIVES; THE NUMBER OF REPRESENTATIVES FROM EACH STATE IS BASED ON THE STATE'S POPULATION. EACH REPRESENTATIVE SERVES A 2-YEAR TERM AND MAY BE RE-ELECTED.
HOW HAVE YOUR CONGRESSMEN AND WOMEN VOTED IN THE PAST?
Here's an example of a recent bill made into law regarding gun control:
A2759 - Prohibits possession of ammunition capable of penetrating body armor.
In the House of Representatives, this bill passed with a vote of 62 yes and 10 no.
In the Senate, the bill passed with 31 yes and 3 no.
Find out how your New Jersey representatives voted on this bill by clicking on your district number then "Votes by Bill" for each representative.
HOW BALLOTS WORK
The picture below is a sample ballot you can expect to see either at the polls or in your mailbox if you are voting absentee. Enter your address in the link below to get an interactive sample ballot.
Will you be on vacation this November 9th? Don't let that stop you from voting! Request your absentee ballot as early as possible and mail or hand it in before you leave for vacation. The link below will bring you to a site where you can request your absentee ballot.