Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012
Morris County election officials remind citizens that the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 6 general election is Tuesday, Oct. 16.
Dale Kramer, chief deputy of the Superintendent of Elections Office, said her office, which is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, will remain open until 9 p.m. on Oct. 16, extending its hours to accommodate county residents who would like to register to vote or who need to change some of their personal information.
The office is on the second floor of the Morris County Administration and Records Building on Court Street in Morristown.
Any U. S. citizen who is 18 years of age on or before the Nov. 6 election may register to vote as long as he or she is not incarcerated, on parole or on probation because of a conviction for an indictable offense, Kramer said.
To register to vote in Morris County, a person must have resided in the county 30 days before the election.
According to Kramer, an individual may register to vote by completing a registration application form, which is available at the Morris County Superintendent of Elections’ office, by mail or by downloading a form from the county’s Election Center Web site, www.morriselections.org.
Forms are also available at any municipal clerk’s office.
Kramer said Oct. 16 is also the deadline to update personal voter information for anyone who has recently changed addresses or changed his or her name.
“Many times, a voter will move or change his or her name and forget to notify us,” Kramer said. “As a result, their name may not be in the poll book at their new polling place, and they may have difficulty voting. By updating their information now, they can avoid confusion at the polls.”
Change of residence and change of name forms are also available online from the county’s Election Center Web site, www.morriselections.org and from any municipal clerk’s office.
More information may be obtained by calling the office of the Superintendent of Elections at (973) 285-6715.