Peter Jacob (D)- Union, NJ
Campaign Website: Jacob2018.com
Track Record -Has not held elective office. Is a social worker who ran for this seat against the incumbent, Leonard Lance, in 2016
Goutam Jois (D) – Summit, NJ
Campaign Website: jois2018.com
Track Record -Has not held elective office; is a lawyer and stand-up comedian
Tom Malinowski (D) – Rocky Hill, NJ
Campaign Website: malinowskifornj.com
Track Record -Has not held elective office but has worked in government: The National Security Council (Clinton Administration) and Assistant Secretary of State (Obama Administration). Worked at Human Rights watch during the Bush Administration
Leonard Lance (R, Incumbent)
Campaign Website: lanceforcongress.com
House of Representatives website: lance.house.gov
Track Record – Elected to the House of representatives in 2008. Prior to this served in the NJ State Assembly and NJ State Senate
*For information on voting record in the US House of representatives please Visit the following:
Lindsay Brown (R) – Clark, NJ
Campaign Website: lindsaybrownforcongress.com
Track Record - Has not held elective office; is a web developer who had been a registered Democrat until after the 2016 election, when she changed her affiliation to Republican
What does Conor Lamb’s victory mean for NJ7, our Congressman was asked? “Secretary Clinton carried my district by 3,800 votes and I was honored to carry it by 38,000 votes . . . . I’m very confident the voters in my district will judge me based upon my record.”
Confident? Really? In a race that is now a toss-up? In NJ, where voters disapprove 63-32% of the job President Trump is doing? With your A- rating from the NRA, in the year of #Neveragain? With a proud boast of at least 39 votes to repeal, defund or dismantle Obamacare, when healthcare is again top of mind? With your 34% rating from the League of Conservation Voters? With an 83% approval rating from a Koch brothers group, when we are thinking what we could have done with the $1.5 trillion we gave to the Kochs and their ilk?? You think? Congressman, we will be delighted to judge you on your record!
Congressman Lance has one hope. You won’t vote. Or your neighbor won’t vote; or your aunt won’t vote, or your son won’t vote. And Republicans love to put a thumb on the scales when it comes to voting. They have perfected the gerrymander, such that 49% of votes for the House translated to 55% of the seats.They love to roll logs in the path of the poor, immigrants, people of color, all in the name of preventing wholly fictitious voter fraud.
But this time, Congressman, we are going to find those 38,000 votes and a few more! We will find them among our large suburban base of motivated women and millennials and minorities. We will find them in the first time voters we are registering, who expect us to take on the NRA. And we will find them among the decent people of NJ7 who are disgusted by the fourth-rate reality TV show that is the Trump administration that YOU support.
And we WILL vote as though our lives depend upon it. Because they DO!
Remember in November!
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Primary Election Day is Tuesday, June 4th 2019
Whether it's your first or 50th time voting, it's good to review the basics to make sure that everything goes smoothly.
1. Important Dates-2019 NJ PRIMARY ELECTION CALENDAR
- April 1-Nomination Petition Filing Deadline for Primary Election(before 4:00 p.m. on or before 64th day prior to election)
- April 10-Deadline for Change of Party Affiliation Declaration Forms for Primary Election to be Filed with County Commissioners of Registration (55 days before election)
- April 15*- Deadline for Preparation of Official Primary Election Ballot for Printing (50 days before election)
- April 20- Commencement of Mailing of Mail-In Ballots for Primary Election (45 days before election)
- May 14-Voter Registration Deadline for Primary Election (21 days before election)
- May 28-Deadline to apply for a Mail-In Ballot by Mail for Primary Election (not less than 7 days prior to election)
- May 29- Mailing of Sample Ballots for Primary Election (on or before 12 noon on Wednesday preceding election)
- May 31- Deadline for Application to Receive Primary Election Mail-In Ballots by Electronic Means for Qualified Overseas Civilian and Military Voters (4th day before election)
- June 3 – by 3:00 p.m. Deadline for In-Person Mail-In Ballot Applications for Primary Election (up to 3:00 p.m. on the day before election)
- June 4- Primary Election Day (Tuesday after first Monday in June)
- June 4 -Deadline for Post Office Receipt of Mail-In Ballots from the Primary Election
- June 4-Deadline for in Person Submission of Primary Election Mail-In Ballots to County Boards of Election (by 8:00 p.m. on the day of election)
1.Register to vote
Click here to make sure that you are registered
2. Find your polling place
3. Time Block Election Day
Polls are open from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM. NJ, unfortunately, does not require employers to grant time off to employees to vote, so plan your day so that you have time to vote.
4. Bring ID
You may be asked to show ID, so bring one of the following with you: "NJ driver's license, Military or other Government ID, Student or Job ID, Store Membership Card, United States Passport, Or Bank statement, Car registration, Government check or document, Non-photo NJ driver's license, Rent receipt, Sample Ballot, Utility bill, or any other official document" (Source: NJ Dept of State)
5. *NEW Changes* for those who voted by mail in 2016
- Under the new law, any voters who received a VBM in the 2016 presidential election will automatically be considered a VBM voter. County Clerks are now required to mail VBM ballots to these voters.
- Voters who for some reason don’t receive their ballots — or decide, accidentally or on purpose, to ignore them — can still vote at the usual polling location on election day. The difference is that they can’t vote by machine and will need to use a provisional ballot.
If you have any question about voting before election day, contact the election office in your county.
If you any problems voting on election day, ask for a provisional ballot.
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Are you registered to vote next month? Click here to make sure that you are registered.
If you are not registered to vote, follow these two steps...
1-Fill out the Voter Registration Application:
2-Bring form to local voter registration office.
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