Bergen County Superintendent of Elections Patricia DiCostanzo issued a notice that Tuesday, October 18, 2016, is the last day for residents to register to vote for the November 8, 2016, General Election in the State of New Jersey. In order to be eligible to vote, a person must be an American Citizen, be 18 years old on or before November 8, 2016, and be a resident of New Jersey and Bergen County by October 18, 2016.
Bergen County residents may register to vote at the Office of the Superintendent of Elections, located at One Bergen County Plaza, Room 380, Hackensack. In order to meet the needs of residents, this office will be open from 9:00AM to 9:00 PM on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. People may also register at their local municipal clerk’s office, hours vary.
Superintendent DiCostanzo would like voters, already registered in Bergen County, to be aware of the procedures regarding late address changes within county. If a voter has moved from one election district to another in the SAME town or has moved to another town in Bergen before Tuesday, November 8, 2016, but did not notify our office in writing, by October 18, 2016, they must vote at their new polling location, on a provisional ballot, in their new municipality on General Election Day. Voters can call their local municipal clerk or the Superintendent of Elections for information.
The Bergen County Superintendent of Elections' office is responsible for Voter Registration and all associated concerns, Issuing Voter Acknowledgement Cards, Maintaining Custody of Voting Machines and Poll Books, as well as other duties relating to the enforcement of elections laws as per NJSA Tile 19.
On Tuesday, November 8th, voters will cast their ballots for the President, Members of U.S. House of Representatives, Sheriff, County Clerk, Surrogate, Freeholders and local candidates.
Superintendent DiCostanzo said that it is up to each and every American Citizen to exercise their right to vote.
Superintendent DiCostanzo and Deputy Theresa M. O'Connor are available to answer any question that you might have at 201-336-6101.