VOTING ON DECEMBER 13, 2022
Citizens can cast ballots at the polls or by mail.
Registered voters who are residents of Wall Township get a say in the special election on Tuesday, December 13, 2022. The steps to vote in a bond referendum follow the same protocols as any election in New Jersey. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the sites listed here. If you don’t know the voting district to which you are assigned, find your polling place by doing an internet search for “NJ where do I vote” or click here.
WHAT’S ON THE BALLOT?
Two questions will be on the same ballot. Question 1 asks permission to sell bonds for $53 million in improvements. State aid would reduce the local share by $20 million, but the district must have voter permission for the full amount. Question 2 asks permission to sell bonds for $13.5 million; state aid would reduce the local share by $2 million. Question 1 must pass for Question 2 to pass. If voters reject Question 1 but approve Question 2, neither proposal would pass.
Are you a student? New Jersey residents must be 18 to vote, but students who are 17 may register now, and their voter registration will become active on their 18th birthday. Once a student is registered to vote, he or she can apply for a mail-in ballot in English or Spanish to ensure the ability to vote even if he or she is away at college.
ALL registration forms must be received by the deadline of Nov. 22 to cast a ballot in the bond referendum.
TO CHECK VOTER STATUS
The state offers an easy way to confirm if your registration is up to date.
Just search the voter database using your name and date of birth. If the results indicate that you are not registered with your current name and/or address, follow the voter registration instructions above.
TO VOTE IN PERSON
In-person voting will be available to registered voters on Tuesday, December 13. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the sites listed here. If you don’t know the voting district to
which you are assigned, find your polling place by doing an internet search for “NJ where do I vote” or click here.
If you arrive at a polling place and are told you are ineligible to vote because you are registered to vote by mail, or for any other reason, request a provisional ballot. Filling out a provisional ballot preserves your right to vote. Those ballots will be counted once officials have a chance to confirm your eligibility. (Your provisional ballot will be counted later if you are registered to vote by mail but didn’t send in your ballot.)
TO VOTE BY MAIL
If you previously applied to vote by mail, you might automatically receive a ballot in the mail for this election. Be on the lookout for those ballots three to four weeks ahead of the Dec. 13 election.
To ask for a vote by mail ballot for this referendum, your application must be received by the county by Dec. 6. It’s advisable to send it in earlier to avoid postal delays. Applications are available in English and Spanish. All vote by mail ballots must be postmarked by December 13, or hand-delivered to the County Board of Elections. Those ballots will not be accepted at in-person polling locations.
KEY DATES FOR VOTERS
Nov. 22: Voter registration deadline
Dec. 6: The Application for Vote-By-Mail Ballot must be received to have a ballot mailed
Dec. 13: In-person voting/Last day for VBM ballots to be postmarked