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Voting Resources: Exercising Your Right to Vote: Main

Your Right To Vote

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Use this link to input your address and generate a sample ballot to learn about the elections you are eligible to vote in and the candidates running for these positions.

Image source: League of Women Voters

In this guide you will find information about national, state, and local elections in the United States, including upcoming elections in New Jersey.  This guide includes resources for new and first-time voters, including information about registering to vote, identification requirements for votes, your rights to vote, and information about where, when and how to vote.  Finally, this guide includes up-to-date information about upcoming elections, including the 2022 midterm elections, as well as the candidates running for elections and how to learn more about their stances on important issues.

Upcoming Election Dates & Deadlines

Election Dates & Deadlines: New Jersey and other states

The New Jersey primary elections--where voters from the different political parties voted for the nominees for the general elections in November--occurred on June 7, 2022.  

The General Election, where voters will choose their federal, state & local representatives and vote on different local ballot measures, will occur on Tuesday, November 8, 2022.  The deadline to vote in the General Election is Tuesday, October 18, 2022--21 days before election day.  

If you are voting in a state other than New Jersey, you can check on your registration deadline and register to vote here.

How do elections work?

How do elections work?

Candidate Information & Stances

Candidate Information & Stances

There are a lot of issues and a lot of candidates. Don't know where to start? Here are some resources where you can read about the issues and the candidates:

Library Resources

Library Resources

Databases for more information on the issues, and historical background to help put the issues in context:

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Off Campus Access

Remote (off campus) access to the FDU databases is available only to FDU students, faculty, and staff.

To access a database from off campus, select it from the library's A-Z Databases List. You will be prompted for your FDU NET ID and password. Upon verification you will be given access to the database. 


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