Monday, November 7, 2011

General Election is Tuesday

If you are a registered voter, you should have received your sample ballot for Tuesday's election.

You can vote for a State Senator, two State Assembly members, three Union County Freeholders and if you live in the Second Ward or in the First and Fourth wards, a City Council member.

Don't forget, in a general election you are not bound by party affiliations and can pick any individuals you like, across party lines. The Courier News has endorsed one Democrat and one Republican for the two Assembly seats. You can pick any two of the four candidates.

There is also one public question, about sports betting. The text as well as an interpretive statement are at the top of the sample ballot.

Your polling place is listed on the sample ballot. Comprehensive voting instructions are on the reverse of the ballot.

As many have reminded us, people have died for your right to vote. Don't squander this chance. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.


1 comment:

  1. Hi, Bernice,

    Just an additional note--there is a link to the LWVNJ Education Fund's analysis of the sports wagering public question on the home page of the Plainfield League's site:


    It is listed as "2011 Ballot Question Analysis," and offers a summary, along with reasons to vote "YES" and reasons to vote "NO." This is a very important question, so I hope it is not overlooked by voters.