The first signs up at Democratic Headquarters were for three school board candidates. Interesting, considering board elections are supposed to be nonpartisan.
The Nov. 4 Democratic roster includes Cory Booker for U.S. Senate, Bonnie Watson Coleman for the 12th Congressional District, Union County candidates for surrogate, sheriff and three freeholder seats, and also three City Council seats. I guess signs will follow.
The state Division of Elections web site is very informative. It is a good resource for voters as well as anyone running a campaign. The Election Information part is fascinating. Candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives are running under 49 slogans, including "Bullying Breaks Hearts," "Politicians Are Crooks" and "We Deserve Better." We have all heard of dark horse candidates, but who knew there is a candidate named Dark Angel running for a seat in the Tenth Congressional District?
One very sad fact was that the voter turnout for the June primary was only 8 percent statewide. In Union County, it was just 11 percent.
The last day to register to vote in the Nov. 4 general election is Tuesday, Oct. 14. City Clerk Abubakar Jalloh has announced special hours:
THE DEADLINE FOR REGISTERING TO VOTE IN THE NOVEMBER 4, 2014 GENERAL ELECTION IS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2014. IN ORDER TO ACCOMMODATE LAST MINUTE REGISTRANTS, THE CITY CLERK’S OFFICE HAS SCHEDULED MORNING AND EVENING VOTER REGISTRATION HOURS FOR OCTOBER 14TH.
ON THAT DAY, THE OFFICE WILL BE OPEN FROM 6:00 AM TO 9:00 PM.
THE CITY CLERK’S OFFICE IS LOCATED ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF CITY HALL, 515 WATCHUNG AVENUE. REGISTRANTS MAY ALSO VISIT THE CITY’S WEBSITE TO DOWNLOAD A VOTER REGISTRATION FORM AT