A Message from Secretary Way
I am honored to serve as New Jersey’s 34th Secretary of State and the state’s Chief Election Officer. With this, it is my obligation to keep New Jersey moving forward in the area of civic engagement. A significant part of that responsibility is ensuring that everyone who is qualified to vote is encouraged and unencumbered in casting their ballot. That way we can live up to the promise of our founding—that all of us are created equal, and deserve every chance to live out our dreams.
As you know, 2018 is a significant election year. To bolster civic engagement amongst our youth, I am launching the 2018 New Jersey Ballot Bowl! At its core, the Ballot Bowl is a college campus-centric, student-driven voter registration drive to heighten voter awareness and participation.
Participating schools shall designate a nonpartisan campus organization (e.g., the student government) to oversee and manage campus-level voter registration efforts. My office will provide the forms and relevant literature to assist schools in promoting the Ballot Bowl.
Below is a timeline for the Ballot Bowl. Please contact my office should you have any additional questions.
Sign Up Period
*Note: Paper registration forms must arrive at the county election office or the Office of Secretary of State by 5 p.m. on October 16 to be eligible to vote in the November 6 General Election.
The competition touches down before Election Day (November 6). My office will announce the winners at a special event. Stay tuned. . .
Campuses will be distributing flyers supporting the Ballot Bowl. Feel free to use them in your efforts: NJ Ballot Bowl Flyer