COPE Voter Action Activities for Fall 2013

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The fall election cycle is starting off full blast with a Special Senatorial Election on 10/16/2013 to replace the seat left open when Senator Lautenberg passed away earlier this year.  Then the regular General Election is 11/5/2013.

The URA-AFT #1766 COPE Committee has many volunteer activities planned for this election cycle that we need your help with.

Please complete the volunteer form using this link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1xY6a7X78cQ0OPuD1ag6jE7AmmvDKll1EDbwRKYjtYpU/viewform

The 11/5/2013 general election is an important election because we are electing a governor as well as every seat in the state senate and assembly.

If you will be unable to go to the polls on 10/16/2013,please apply for a Vote by Mail ballot.  http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/voting-information-vote-by-mail.html  The deadline to apply is 10/9/2013.

If you will be unable to go to the polls on 11/5/2013, the deadline to apply for a Vote by Mail ballot is 10/29/2013.

Please make sure you are registered to vote at your current address.  If you are unsure, please complete a new voter registration form and mail it in.  The link for the form is http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/voting-information-voter-registration-forms.html

Deadline to register for the 10/16/2013 Special Election is 9/25/2013

Deadline to register for the 11/5/2013 General Election is 10/15/2013

There are two public questions on the ballot in November.  URA-AFT #1766 has been actively supporting Public Question #2 which would increase the NJ minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.25.  For detailed information, see http://www.raisethewagenj.org

Please make sure all eligible voters in your household are registered and VOTE for both of these elections.

Please share this email with your fellow URA co-workers and friends.

Elections matter!  Every vote counts!

In Solidarity,

Kay Schechter, COPE Chairperson