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New Jersey to Hold Primary Election on June 7, 2005

New Jersey citizens can contact their Voting Assistance Officer (VAO) in their unit or at embassies and consulates to obtain the FPCA and to receive guidance on voting procedures

Posted: June 3, 2005

On June 7, 2005, New Jersey will hold a primary election for the offices of Governor, State Senate, and all of the State Assembly. For a list of candidates and offices for your jurisdiction for this election, please go to the New Jersey Elections web site at http://www.state.nj.us/lps/elections/2005_election_nomination_petitions.html. The general election will be on Tuesday, November 8, 2005.

To vote in this primary election, you must indicate your party preference (Democratic or Republican) in Item 6 of the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). The deadline to submit an absentee ballot request application for Uniformed Services members and registered overseas voters is June 3, 2005. Voted ballots must be received by your Local Election Official no later than 8 p.m. EDT on Election Day.

New Jersey allows the FPCA for registration and absentee ballot request to be faxed. Voters may use the following numbers to transmit their applications: (703) 693-5527, DSN 223-5527 (military), 1-800-368-8683, or the toll-free overseas fax numbers listed at http://www.fvap.gov/services/faxing.html. Transmittal of the blank ballot or the return voted ballot by fax is allowed. Your voted ballot must be faxed to New Jersey no later than 8 p.m. EDT on Election Day. A voter who faxes his or her voted ballot, must also air mail the original ballot materials to the county board of election.

New Jersey citizens can contact their Voting Assistance Officer (VAO) in their unit or at embassies and consulates to obtain the FPCA and to receive guidance on voting procedures. These procedures are also outlined in the 2004-05 Voting Assistance Guide, which can be accessed online at www.fvap.gov. The FPCA is also available online at the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) web site (www.fvap.gov).

For additional assistance, the FVAP can be contacted using the toll-free international telephone numbers listed on the FVAP website, www.fvap.gov http://www.fvap.gov. In the U.S. or Canada, call 1-800-438-VOTE (8683) or (703) 588-1343 or use DSN (military) 425-1343 to access the Voting Information Center.

Questions regarding the above may also be referred to the Director, Federal Voting Assistance Program, Department of Defense, 1155 Defense Pentagon, Washington, D.C. 20301-1155, vote@fvap.ncr.gov and on the World Wide Web at http://www.fvap.gov.

 

 

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