Register to vote by next Tuesday, October 18

    MORRIS COUNTY — The registration deadline to vote in the Tuesday, November 8 election is Tuesday, October 18.

    County election officials are reminding residents registering to vote in November 8 general election also offers the opportunity to have a say in local, county, state and federal elections.

     “It is important for all county residents to make their voices heard,’’ said Freeholder Hank Lyon. “There is nothing more important in a democratic society that exercising your right to vote.’’

    Dale Kramer, Morris County Board of Elections administrator, said her office, open normally from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays, will stay open until 9:00 p.m. next Tuesday, extending hours to give every possible chance to county residents to beat the registration deadline.

    Kramer stressed that residents also can go to their local town halls and register to vote with their Municipal Clerk’s Office during their regular business hours, up to October 18.

    The Morris County Elections Office is located on the second floor of the Morris County Administration and Records Building at 10 Court Street in Morristown.

    October 18 also is the deadline to make needed changes in personal information – such as legal names and addresses – to ensure a vote.

    “A voter may move or change his or her name and forget to notify us,” Kramer said. “As a result, their name may not be in the poll book at their new polling place, and they may have difficulty voting. By updating their information now, they can avoid confusion at the polls.”

    Any U.S. citizen who is 18 years of age on or before the Nov. 8 election may register to vote as long as he or she is not incarcerated, on parole or on probation because of a conviction for an indictable offense.

    To register to vote in Morris County, a person must have resided in the county at least 30 days before the election.

    Register to vote or make needed changes in name and address by completing appropriate forms which are available at the Morris County Board of Elections’ Office in Morristown or by clicking here. Forms are also available Parsippany Municipal Clerk’s office, 1001 Parsippany Boulevard.

    For additional information call (973) 285-6715.