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Register and Vote in 2018 Primary

To the Editor:

The League of Women Voters of the Princeton Area supports students in their March for our Lives and urges those who can vote to become informed about their candidates and then vote. On May 1 at 7 PM in Witherspoon Hall, 400 Witherspoon Street, the Democratic candidates for Princeton Council will meet in a forum co-sponsored by the League and Princeton Community TV, who will videotape the forum. Video will be rebroadcast and posted on its website and on www.lwvprinceton.org.

Be sure you are registered with the party of your choice. If you are currently Unaffiliated, you may declare your party at the polls on June 5. If you mistakenly registered as an Independent, you cannot vote in the primary since only Republicans and Democrats hold a primary election. The deadline for changing Party Affiliation for the June primary is April 11. Political Party Declaration forms are available at www.njelections.org and must be received at your county clerk's office by April 11.

The deadline to register for the June primary is May 15; your voter registration form must be postmarked by that date. Applications for Vote-by-Mail ballots can be downloaded and must be received by your county clerk at least seven days before the election, May 29. All forms are available at www.njelections.org, where you will be directed to your county clerk.

Please attend or watch the forum and VOTE.

Chrystal Schivell
Voter Service chair, League of Women Voters of the Princeton Area