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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.

Visit our website to read the responses from candidates Steven Rogers, Raymond Lesniak, Phil Murphy, John Wisniewski, Jim Johnson, and Seth Kaper-Dale: adacil.org/latest-updates/nj-gubernatorial-candidates-questionnaire-2017 
 
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!
 
For more information on the candidates running, visit politics1.com/nj.htm
 
 
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. 
 
Some polling places have changed since the last election, so please contact your county's board of elections to confirm the location of your polling place: njelections.org/voting-information-local-officials.html
 
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
 
If you feel you are being discriminated against at the polling place because of your disability or due to an inaccessible polling location, please contact Disability Rights New Jersey at 800-292-9742 at drnj.org
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