The League of Women Voters will hold a voter registration drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today (Sat. Oct. 6) at the Point Pleasant Borough branch of the Ocean County Library on Beaver Dam Road.
The League will also have mail-in ballots and voter information. The election is Nov. 6.
In Point Borough, voters will be casting ballots for the Borough Board of Education and Borough Council, in addition to state and national offices, including president.
In Point Beach, voters will be casting ballots for a contested Borough Council race. The election for Board of Education is uncontested.
For more information about the League and its services to voters, see the website page for the League of Women Voters of Ocean County.
The League had scheduled this registration session a number of weeks ago, prior to news developing on the state level that in some parts of New Jersey, emails have been circulating making some registered voters concerned that they have to re-register if they have not voted since 2008.
The League has "seen bogus emails claiming that voters must re-register if they have not voted since 2008. This information is false and causing confusion. A spike in calls about this email to the League's voter assistance hotline has indicated that the false information is spreading quickly.
"Here are the facts: You have to re-register if you have changed your name or address or upon completion of a jail sentence, parole or probation because of a felony conviction," says the League on its website. "Additionally, if you are unsure if you are registered to vote, you can find that information quickly and easily using the NJ Division of Election's website."
For more information, visit the library today or call the League's voter assistance hotline, 1-800-792-VOTE(8683).