Vote by Mail Initiative FAQ

A key goal of Project Ready is to engage more Newark families in decision making. A big part of engaging families in decision making is making it easier for them to vote. Newark’s voter turnout is increasing dramatically, but there are still too many people whose voices aren’t heard because they don’t vote. We know if it were only easier to vote, more Newarkers would.In 2018, Essex County had the second lowest vote by mail turnout in the state — only 8.8%. So that’s why we’re getting to work making more Newark voices heard. Vote by Mail is a program aimed at making it easier to vote by registering more Newark families to cast their votes by mail

Vote by Mail is pretty simple. Fill out the entire application form, seal it with a piece of tape, place a stamp on it, and drop it in the mail. Make sure that you check “ALL FUTURE ELECTIONS” in the upper left hand corner.Once your application is received by the Essex County Board of Elections, you’ll be registered to vote by mail for the next city, state, and federal elections and can expect your ballot in your mailbox a few weeks before each election.

Click here to submit your information in order to obtain your Vote by Mail application.

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Highlights from our#VoteByMail campaign

Over eight weeks, Project ready staff:


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