Important Primary Election Information
Hoboken411 reader Brian_G thought it would be useful for all of you to be aware of the change in voting rules in New Jersey. While it doesn’t affect Independents, it can have significant impact on those wishing to change party affiliation. You have less than three weeks to take care of it, if necessary. Read on:
“I did some investigation regarding voting in the NJ primary elections for President.
Since a lot of New Jersey voters have never voted in a primary because it used to be in the first week in June, which was well past when the candidates were selected, I think some may find this information useful.
New Jersey’s primary election is February 5th 2008.
In order to vote in the primaries you MUST be a declared member of the party of the primary you wish to vote in.
New Jersey no longer recognizes Independent as a political status. If you were declared as Independent you are now considered Undeclared. If you are Undeclared you may declare at your district voting station on the day of the election.
This is pretty important. If you have already declared for a political party and wish to change your affiliation you MUST file a Change of Party Affiliation Form and the paperwork must be received by the local Commissioner of Elections no later than December 17th. If you are unsure of your political affiliation you can call 1-877-NJVOTER and find out .
You may find the form and other information here…