On May 15, 2020 New Jersey Governor Philip Murphy signed Executive Order No. 144 which states, every registered voter will received a vote-by-mail ballot or application for the July 7, 2020 Primary Election. This Executive Order continues to ensure voters preserve their constitutional right to vote while upholding the priority of public health during the COVID-19 public health crisis.
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Specific changes included in Executive Order No. 144 are as follows:
• All active, registered Democratic and Republican voters will receive a by-mail ballot without the need to fill out an application.
• All inactive, registered Democratic and Republican voters will receive an application for a vote-by-mail ballot.
• All unaffiliated registered voters will receive an application for a vote-by-mail ballot. If you wish to vote in the Primary Election, you will need to select the party you wish to be affiliated with and you will receive that party’s ballot. You may return to an unaffiliated status following the July 7, 2020 Primary Election by contacting the Passaic County Superintendent of Elections.
• The deadline to return the vote-by-mail application and receive a vote-by-mail ballot has been suspended.
• A prepaid postage envelope will be provided to use when mailing back the completed ballot or application.
• Sample ballots will not be mailed out. Sample ballots will be available to view on your County Clerk’s website, , as well as available at the polling place on Election Day.
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The Sumter Policy & Political Enrichment Program
Committed to building and bettering the state of New Jersey, Assemblywoman Shavonda E. Sumter is committed to ensuring that all citizens of the state are guaranteed equal rights and is passionate about community involvement. As a committed servant to the state, the Assemblywoman believes that education is vital to the growing of a great community and that every student deserves the right to a strong education.
Assemblywoman Shavonda E. Sumter is an advocate for education and encourages students to advocate for the sort of education they want. Established by Assemblywoman Shavonda E. Sumter, The Sumter Policy & Political Enrichment Program was fashioned to target high school students who are passionate and interested in politics and education.
The Sumter Policy & Political Enrichment Program (SPPEP) has been designed to teach students about the legislative process and the implementation of policy specifically around education. Students will learn about the New Jersey Legislature and gain experience in creating policy and advocating. Students will learn the importance of advocacy and be given the opportunity to meet with legislators, advocacy groups, and stakeholders.