On Tuesday, June 6th, New Jersey Voters will select the nominees for governor of the major parties to run in the general election in November. New Jersey is one of only 2 states in the country (the other is Virginia) that will be holding gubernatorial elections this year.
Our next governor will make some crucial decisions that will affect people with disabilities. It is important to learn about the candidates' views on issues that concern us
A disability issues questionnaire, developed by ACI and REV UP NJ, was submitted to all gubernatorial candidates to complete. We hope that the responses will better inform New Jersey's disabled voters on the candidates' views on important disability issues.
We are grateful to those candidates who completed the questionnaire, and honored to have hosted meet and greets with some of the candidates. For those candidates who did not respond, please encourage them to complete the questionnaire prior to Tuesday!
According to the 2010 American Community Survey (ACS), approximately 845,000 individuals, or 9.7 percent of NJ residents, have reported having at least one type of disability. People with disabilities accounted for 7.3 percent of the state's 18-64 year-olds, and 3.5 percent of the state's children under age 18.
Please remember to vote! Polls open at 6:00 AM and stay open until 8:00 PM.
If you cannot make it to the polls on Election Day, you can submit a mail-in ballot. You may apply in person to the County Clerk until 3:00 PM the day before the election. For more information about mail-in ballots, visit: njelections.org/voting-information-vote-by-mail.html