N.J. deadline looms for registering to vote

Tuesday is the deadline for New Jersey residents to register to vote in the November election.

According to the state’s Division of Elections, 5.3 million voters are registered in the Garden State.

That’s fewer than four years ago, but still consistent with a typical year, officials say.

The biggest game-changer for presidential election years is the number of people who actually vote. In 2008, roughly 4 million people voted — about twice as many as in 2010.

If you’re in New Jersey and haven’t registered yet, you can still do so in person at government-approved locations by Tuesday or have your application mailed and postmarked by Tuesday, Oct. 16.

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