June 19th Last Day to Change Party Affiliation
The League of Women Voters of New Jersey reminds all citizens that New Jersey's special primary election for office of U.S. Senate will take place on Tuesday, August 13, 2013. The deadline to file a change of party affiliation is Wednesday, June 19.
“This is an unusual election and the League is committed to combating voter confusion and bolstering participation,” said Kerry Butch, Executive Director of the League of Women Voters of New Jersey. “Deadlines are quickly approaching and the League is stepping up our efforts to ensure voters are prepared to participate in all three upcoming elections.”
Only the Democratic and Republican parties will be on the ballot for the primary. New Jersey holds closed primaries, meaning voters select from candidates within their declared party. Any voter who declared a party when registering to vote or who previously declared a party during a primary is affiliated with that party and will only be allowed to vote in that party’s primary – unless he or she files a change of party affiliation by the deadline.Read more...