JERSEY CITY - The Jersey City Democratic Organization (JCDO) will kick off a summer voter registration drive on Tuesday, July 3. Over the coming weeks the registration drive will target communities and that tend to have low rates of voter registration and low rates of voter participation. The registration drive will be coordinated with Jersey City-based nonprofits, churches, and community groups.
"We want the residents of Jersey City to know that it is important to be involved in government at both the local and national levels, and to take part in the process by exercising [their] right to vote," Hudson County Freeholder and JCDO Chairman Jeff Dublin said in a statement. "It is important that everyone knows that they can make a difference."
The right to vote, added Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy, is "something too many people take for granted. We are using this Fourth of July holiday to remind everyone that democracy comes with a responsibility, and that responsibility is voting."
The drive will get underway at 11 a.m. in Lincoln Park with Dublin; Healy; Hudson County Executive Thomas DeGise; Hudson County Freeholder William O'Dea; County Registrar Pam Gardner; Assemblyman Sean Connors (33rd Dist. - Jersey City); Assemblyman Charles Mainor (31st Dist. - Jersey City); Assemblyman Jason O'Donnell (31st Dist. - Bayonne); and City Council members Michele Massey and Peter Brennan.