YOUR VOTES MATTER
Your Vote is Your Voice
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.
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.