League of Women Voters Launches Make a Voting Plan for June Primary Election

(Bergen County, New Jersey; May 26, 2022) -- The League of Women Voters of Northern Valley (LWVNV) wants citizens to be prepared and have nonpartisan information to participate in New Jersey's Primary Election on Tuesday, June 7, 2022.  To prepare voters in Bergen County for what they need to do for the Primary Election, the League provided voters with this voting plan.

           The New Jersey Primary Election allows members of a political party to choose a candidate to represent them in the General Election in November.  In New Jersey, only voters who are registered members of a political party may participate in nominating that party's candidates.  Unaffiliated voters can register with a political party up to and including Primary Election Day.  They may declare a party affiliation in person at the polls on Primary Election Day, during the early voting period or upon casting their mail-in ballot.  Currently, only the Republican and Democratic parties use a primary election system to select nominees.

            "Voters need to educate themselves about the voting process and exercise their right to vote in the Primary Election on Tuesday, June 7.  The League of Women Voters of Northern Valley encourages people to review our voting plan and go to VOTE411.org for nonpartisan information on local races, polling locations, and other details," said Joyce Luhrs, Vice President of Marketing, League of Women Voters of Northern Valley.

Three Voting Options

            First, voters may vote in person at local, designated polling sites from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on June 7.  Voters may find their polling location online at www.lwvnj.org.  A polling location will also be shown on the sample ballot, which should be received about a week before Election Day.

            Second, New Jersey voters may now vote early in-person at a designated early voting polling location.  This may be done from June 3 to June 5 prior to the Primary Election Day.  During these days, voters may cast their ballot on Friday, June 3 and Saturday, June 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Sunday, June 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Polling locations for early voting in Bergen County may be found at https://nj.gov/state/elections/vote-early-voting.shtml.

            Third, registered voters may vote early using a mail-in ballot for the Primary Election.  Mail-in ballots are available to all registered voters after applying.  To receive the ballot by mail, contact the Bergen County Clerk's office by May 31, 2022.  They may also apply in person at the Bergen County Clerk's office up until 3:00 p.m. on June 6, 2022.

            For information from the Bergen County Clerk's office, visit their website, www.bergencountyclerk.org or contact 201-336-7020.  Their office is located at One Bergen County Plaza, Room 380 in Hackensack, New Jersey 07601-9832.

             Voters may return mail-in-ballots to a ballot drop box, through the U.S. postal system, or in-person at the Bergen County Board of Elections office.  For a list of drop box locations in Bergen County, check https://www.co.bergen.nj.us/board-of-elections/ballot-dropbox-locations.  Mail-in ballots may not be dropped off at polling locations.   

            The League encourages voters to return the mail-in ballot as soon as possible.  The postage-paid ballot must be postmarked by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, June 7 and received by the Bergen County Board of Elections within 144 hours or six days after the polls close.  The ballot may also be brought in person to the Bergen County's Board of Elections Office or to a secure ballot drop box location before polls close on Election Day.  The ballot can be tracked online at https://www.nj.gov/state/elections/vote-track-my-ballot.shtml.


            VOTE411.org, a "one-stop-shop" for election related information, provides nonpartisan information to the public with both general and state-specific information on the election process.  Find out what will appear on the ballot, learn the candidates' positions, and identify your polling location.  To learn about candidate debates and forums taking place in your municipality, including events moderated by the League of Women Voters, check regularly VOTE.411 for updates.  To obtain additional information about the June primary, visit the League of Women Voters of New Jersey at https://www.lwvnj.org/vote and www.VOTE411.org.

            The League of Women Voters of Northern Valley services 29 municipalities in Bergen County.  These municipalities include:  Alpine, Bergenfield, Cliffside Park, Closter, Cresskill, Demarest, Dumont, Edgewater, Emerson, Englewood, Englewood Cliffs, Fort Lee, Hackensack, Harrington Park, Haworth, Hillsdale, Leonia, Montvale, New Milford, Northvale, Norwood, Old Tappan, Park Ridge, River Vale, Rockleigh, Tenafly, Washington Township, Westwood, and Woodcliff Lake.

            For further information about the League of Women Voters of Northern Valley, to get involved in voters service activities, or to membership details, contact lwvnblog@gmail.com or lwvno.valley@gmail.com.  Learn more about the League on the organization’s website at bit.ly/LWVNVinformation and its blog at https://lwv-of-northern-valley.constantcontactsites.com/.

About League of Women Voters of Northern Valley

            The League of Women Voters of Northern Valley, a chapter of the League of Women Voters (LWV), is a non-partisan, grassroots civic organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of public policy issues and influences public policy through education and advocacy.  The LWV was an outgrowth of the 19th Amendment passed in 1920 giving women the right to vote.  Today, the LWV operates at the state and local levels through more than 700 state and local Leagues in all 50 states and in Washington D.C., the Virgin Islands and Hong Kong.

            The League of Women Voters of Northern Valley was founded in 1946 as the League of Women Voters of Closter.  By 1964, it included 11 municipalities in the Northern Valley and was renamed the League of Women Voters of Northern Valley.  Today, the chapter serves 29 municipalities.

            The organization develops grassroots leadership and achieves widespread credibility because it is strictly nonpartisan.  Throughout the year, a range of voters services and programs are provided, including candidates’ forums, registration drives, dissemination of nonpartisan information about candidates and issues, and public meetings to discuss current issues.

            For information, visit the chapter's website at bit.ly/LWVNVinformation and its blog at https://lwv-of-northern-valley.constantcontactsites.com/.  For opportunities to get involved or join the organization, contact lwvno.valley@gmail.com or  lwvnblog@gmail.com.  Follow the LWVNV on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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