The 2024 primary election is coming up soon, June 4th to be exact.

Ballots will go out in late April. Every vote counts and we are dedicated to mobilizing every possible Muslim vote in New Jersey. This page is intended to provide you with everything you need to Vote for Justice!

The 2024 primary election is coming up soon, June 4th to be exact.

Ballots will go out in late April. Every vote counts and we are dedicated to mobilizing every possible Muslim vote in New Jersey. This page is intended to provide you with everything you need to Vote for Justice!

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Key Dates & Deadlines

April 20, 2024

Commencement of mailing of Vote-by-Mail Ballots for the Primary Election

May 14th, 2024

Deadline to Register to Vote for the Primary Election

May 29th- June 2nd

In-Person Early Voting Period

June 4th, 2024

Primary Election Day

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Know Your Voting Rights!

  • If you’re in line when polls are supposed to close, stay in line – you have the right to vote.
  • If you make a mistake on your ballot, ask for a new one.
  • If the machines are down at your polling place, ask for a paper ballot.
  • If your citizenship, criminal record, or other qualifications are questioned, immediately call the Election Protection Hotline where trained volunteers are available to help.
  • If you run into any problems or have questions before or on Election Day, call the Election Protection Hotline:
  • English: 866-OUR-VOTE / 866-687-8683
  • Spanish: 888-VE-Y-VOTA / 888-839-8682
  • Arabic: 844-YALLA-US / 844-925-5287
  • For Bengali, Cantonese, Hindi, Urdu, Korean, Mandarin, Tagalog, or Vietnamese: 888-API-VOTE/ 888-274-8683

Frequently asked questions (FAQ’s)

  1. Exercise your right.
  2. Every vote counts.
  3. Elections bring about outcomes.
  4. Abstaining from voting means forfeiting your voice.
  5. If you abstain from voting, someone else will decide.
  6. Vote to influence federal funding allocation to this region.
  7. Vote to determine the allocation of your taxes.
  8. Voting presents a chance for change.
  9. Your vote can have enduring consequences.
  10. Vote to demonstrate the strength of New Jersey’s Muslim community.

1. Vote by mail ballot- Registered voters can apply for a vote-by-mail ballot by following the instructions found here or contacting their County Clerk.

Then, vote and return your ballot one of the following ways:

1. Your vote-by-mail ballot MUST be postmarked on or before 3:00 p.m. on Election Day and be received by your county’s Board of Elections on or before the sixth day after the close of the polls.

2. Secure Ballot Drop Box: Place your vote-by-mail ballot in one of your county’s secure ballots drop boxes by 3:00 p.m. on Election Day. Drop box locations can be found at VOTE.NJ.GOV.

3. Board of Elections Office: Deliver your vote-by-mail ballot in person to your county’s Board of Elections Office by 3:00 p.m. on Election Day. County Election Officials’ contact information can be found at VOTE.NJ.GOV.

1. In-person early voting

No matter where you live in the county, you can vote for your specific ballot at any of your county’s designated in-person early voting locations. Find your county’s locations here.

Early voting locations will be open from at least 10 am to 8 pm on Mondays through Saturdays, and from at least 10 am to 6 pm on Sundays. No appointment is necessary. Accommodations will be made for voters with disabilities.

1. At your polling place on election day

Vote in person at your polling place, from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Election Day. Accommodations will be made for voters with disabilities. Click here for your polling place, listed on the Polling Locations page.

To register to vote in New Jersey, you must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a United States citizen. Be at least 17 years old, though you cannot vote until you reach 18.
  2. Have been a resident of the county for at least 30 days before the election.
  3. Not be serving a sentence of incarceration resulting from a conviction of any indictable offense under the laws of New Jersey, another state, or the United States.
  4. To register, you need to complete a Voter Registration Application and/or Party Affiliation Form and submit it to the County Commissioner of Registration or Superintendent of Elections for your county.
  5. You are ineligible to register if you are currently serving a sentence of incarceration due to a conviction of an indictable offense.
  6. The registration deadline for the next election is 21 days before election day.

More information can be found here.

You can check the ballot status here.

Search for your nearest polling place by clicking here.

Deciding Who to Vote For

Candidates can be evaluated based on their stances on key issues, their party affiliation, and the leadership qualities and experience they possess. The first step involves identifying the issues important to you and determining the attributes you seek in a leader

Sources of information may include:

  • Campaign literature
  • Candidate websites and social media
  • Press reports ads (radio, television, mailings)
  • Information about candidates’ parties and platforms
  • Candidate speeches

  • Candidate debates

  • www.VOTE411.org

Television and radio advertisements: Evaluate what insights you gained about the candidate from the ad. Did it provide information on their stance on issues or their qualifications? Consider whether the ad was tailored to appeal to specific demographics, such as women, the elderly, or minorities. If an ad heavily or exclusively targets your emotions, ensure to verify the facts presented.

Fact-checking: Utilize reputable and impartial fact-checking platforms to delve deeper into candidates’ claims and statements.

Pamphlets, flyers, and candidate websites: Exercise caution when reviewing these materials. While they may offer valid and substantive information, they could also contain distortions or evasions. Be alert for unfounded accusations or falsehoods directed at opponents.

Political party and platform: Consider the positions of a candidate’s party on issues important to you, even if the candidate hasn’t directly addressed them.

Character Attacks/Diversion Tactics: These involve derogatory remarks about an opponent’s personal traits that are irrelevant to their performance in the office. References to race, ethnicity, or marital status may also be employed to sow prejudice.

Loaded Statements: Statements like “I oppose wasteful spending” lack specificity and insinuate that the candidate’s opponent supports it. Empty Phrases: Beware of vacuous terms like “law and order” or “the American way” designed to evoke emotional responses rather than convey meaningful information.

Provocation: While politics can be robust, resorting to harassment and intimidation as campaign tactics is unnecessary. Be cautious of candidates who attempt to portray opponents as weak or inept through aggressive tactics.

Shifting Accountability: When a candidate blames another party or individual for significant issues like unemployment or inflation, it’s crucial to fact-check these claims.

Overpromising: Be wary of candidates making impractical pledges that no elected official could realistically fulfill.

Dodging Substantive Matters: Some candidates skirt around providing clear responses to direct questions. Be vigilant of candidates who discuss benefits without addressing associated costs or providing implementation details.

Visit VOTE411.org to view candidates’ responses to policy questions.

Accordion Content

Once you’ve gathered information from campaigns and other sources, you will want to learn what other people think of the candidate. But do not discount your own informed judgments!

Seek the opinions of others in the community Find out who they support and why, and what shaped their political opinions.

Learning about endorsements provides clues to the issues a candidate supports.

Look into campaign contributions Where did the candidate get the funds to finance a campaign? How might these contributions affect the candidate’s conduct in office?

Before placing complete trust in the findings of a poll, it is essential to pose the following inquiries:

  1. Who funded the poll? Polls backed by political parties or candidates may withhold unfavorable data.
  2. What questions were posed? Were they framed in a biased manner? It is crucial to identify not only overtly biased questions but also those subtly nudging respondents towards a predetermined answer, lacking room for nuanced responses.
  3. Who were the respondents and how many were surveyed? What was the method of selection? A random or proportional representation of the population is crucial for reliable results. Smaller sample sizes lead to wider margins of error in the findings

The way a candidate conducts their campaign can serve as a significant indicator of their potential performance as a public official following the election. A candidate who conducts an open, issues-centered campaign is likely to transition into an accessible, honest, and considerate public official.

  1. Accessibility: Is the candidate open to debating opponents? Do they regularly engage with the press? Are they willing to speak before diverse groups, including those who may not share their views?
  2. Information: Does the campaign provide clear information on the candidate’s positions on various issues? Are position papers readily available? Is it easy to access the candidate’s voting records?
  3. Media Presence: While seeing a candidate at rallies or shaking hands in public may not provide insight into their positions, media interactions are crucial. Pay attention to interviews and forums where candidates discuss their stances and policies.
  4. Does the candidate give full answers on your key issues?
  5. What happens when answers are evasive or off the point?
  6. Who selected the audience? A disinterested party or political party?
  7. In what venues does the candidate make appearances? Does the campaign emphasize events where the candidate can only talk on safe and narrow topics?

Ask yourself these final questions:

  • Which candidates’ views on the issues did you agree with the most?
  • Who ran the fairest campaign?
  • Which candidate possesses the most comprehensive understanding of the issues?
  • Which candidate has the leadership qualities you are looking for?
  • Is the choice clear? If so, pick a candidate.