JERSEY CITY — There are only two more days to register to vote in next month’s general election and the City Clerk is staying open late tonight and tomorrow to give more people the chance to have their say at the ballot box.
The clerk’s office, located on the first floor of City Hall, 280 Grove St., will remain open until 9 p.m. tonight and tomorrow, which is the statewide deadline to register to vote on Nov. 8.
Besides the presidential race — Democrat Hillary Clinton faces Republican Donald Trump — Jersey City voters will have one local race and two ballot initiatives to consider.
Three men are competing for the open Ward B seat on the City Council. Voters will also be asked whether the city’s charter should be amended to allow for its nonpartisan municipal elections to be held in November instead of May starting next year. A second referendum will ask voters to approve a new tax of two cents per $100 of assessed value to create an Open Space Trust Fund to pay for local park creation and maintenance plus preservation of historic buildings.
Hudson County’s three election offices will also operate under expanded hours tomorrow, staying open until 9 p.m. Those offices are on the fourth floor of Hudson County Plaza, 257 Cornelison Ave.
Voters who are wary of Clinton and Trump have seven other choices here in New Jersey: Darrell Castle, Constitution Party; Rocky Roque de la Fuente, American Delta Party; Gary Johnson, Libertarian Party; Alyson Kennedy, Socialist Workers Party; Gloria La Riva, Socialism and Liberation; Monica Moorehead, Workers World Party; and Jill Stein, Green Party.
Posted on October 17, 2016 by Terrence T. McDonald