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Holloway informs students on submitting election ballots in NJ

University President Jonathan Holloway said ballots can be sent through mail, as well as being placed in a secure dropbox or submitted in-person to a county Board of Elections office. – Photo by Cindy Shebley / Flickr

University President Jonathan Holloway sent an email to the Rutgers community to emphasize the importance of voting in the upcoming presidential election and to provide information on how students can submit their mail-in ballots.

“Rutgers students, I encourage you to carry out the legacy of those who have fought for your right to cast your ballot by following through on your plan to vote — on or before Tuesday, (Nov.) 3,” he said, according to the email.”

The Daily Targum previously reported that Holloway previously sent an email to urge students to check their voter registration and verify the correct address is listed to ensure they receive their ballot.

Holloway said all active New Jersey voters should have received their mail-in ballots, according to the email. He said that if you have not received your ballot, you should contact your county clerk office immediately.

Additionally, he said there are several ways students can submit their ballot. Ballots can be sent by mail and must be postmarked by Nov. 3, as well as being placed in a secure dropbox within your county or submitted in-person to your county Board of Elections office, according to the email. New Jersey voters can also vote in-person at their local polling location with a provisional ballot. 

“Keep in mind that (due to) the change in the voting process this year in states across the country, we may not know the outcome of the election on (Nov.) 3 and thus will need to demonstrate patience and civility as we wait,” Holloway said, according to the email.

He said students can visit RU Voting Rutgers or the New Jersey Voter Information Portal for more information specifically pertaining to Rutgers students, according to the email. Students can also contact Jessica Ronan at the Rutgers Eagleton Institute of Politics’ Center for Youth Political Participation, he said.

“Honor those who have ensured your right to vote by exercising that right — this year and every year,” Holloway said, according to the email. “In a democracy, voting consistently and in large numbers is the best way to make things better for our fellow citizens.”

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