DOVER — In the heart of Dover, the bustling streets echoed a question that has been on the minds of many lately: “Are you registered to vote?” With the General Election coming quickly on Tuesday, November 7, every citizen’s voice is critical in shaping the future.
The crisp autumn air signals not just a change in season but an imminent deadline. October 17 marks the last day for residents to register. The stakes are high, and every vote counts.
Are You Eligible? To register, you must meet the following criteria:
- Be a United States citizen.
- Be at least 17 years old (though you can only cast your vote once you turn 18).
- Have been a resident of Morris County for at least 30 days preceding the election.
- Not be currently serving a sentence due to a conviction for any indictable offense, whether it’s under local, state, or U.S. law.
Where Can You Register? For those preferring a face-to-face interaction, Toro Taxes Dover has registration available. They’re conveniently located at 30 West Blackwell Street, and the helpful staff can provide applications in both English and Spanish. Applications are available Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
However, for those leaning towards digital means, online registration is available as well. A simple click here (please note this is a placeholder link) will redirect you to the New Jersey Division of Elections website. If technology poses challenges or if you encounter any snags during the registration process, just pick up your phone and dial (973) 285-6715. Helpful representatives are on standby to assist.
Cost? Not a dime! Registering to vote is absolutely FREE. It’s a right and privilege to participate in the democratic process.
So, as the leaves turn golden and the days grow shorter, remember that your vote can illuminate the path ahead. Dover residents, let’s make our voices heard!