Atlantic County Celebrates National Voter Registration Day

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Your vote counts.

Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day and in commemoration of the event, the Atlantic County Superintendent of Elections has reached out to area high schools to bring local youth to the voting booth by taking the first step and registering to vote.

“In addition to our year-round outreach at county and municipal events, we celebrate National Voter Registration Day in our high schools so students who are juniors and seniors can get a jump-start on their involvement in elections by registering to vote,” said Maureen Bugdon, Atlantic County Superintendent of Elections.

“It’s important to remember that you can now register at age 17 and become immediately eligible to vote on your 18th birthday,” she added.  “For those already 18, the voter registration deadline for the General Election is October 17, so there’s still time to complete your form and be well-prepared for your very first voting experience.”

In recognition of National Voter Registration Day, high schools have been provided with voter registration forms in various languages, information about online registration, and a patriotic poster featuring each participating school name or logo.

Students may decorate their poster during the school day and return the artwork once completed. Each poster will be displayed as part of a mural that will be available in the Superintendent of Elections’ office.

For more information on National Voter Registration Day or to register yourself as a new or updated Atlantic County voter, please call 609-645-5882. 

Online voter registration is available 24/7 at www.Vote.NJ.gov.