Civic engagement is key to our civic health. A core mission of the New Jersey Department of State is to promote civic engagement through voting. We want to ensure that everyone who is qualified to vote is encouraged and unencumbered in casting their ballot. That way we can live up to the promise of our founding – that all of us are created equal and deserve every chance to live out our dreams.
Every election is significant and this year is no exception. To encourage and promote civic engagement, particularly among our young people, the Department of State and Secretary of State Tahesha Way are pleased to announce the launch of the 2019 New Jersey Ballot Bowl - A Statewide Non-Partisan Voter Registration Competition Led By and For Students.
Students at campuses across the state will compete against one another to register the most students to vote. The competition has begun but there’s still time for your school to sign up. To do that Simply call the Department of State at (609) 777-2581 and we’ll take your information and get you started.
We’re really excited about Ballot Bowl 2019 and we are looking forward to working with each of the teams. But most importantly, we’re thrilled that that so many understand the importance of voting and are actively promoting the franchise through this competition.
Good Luck to all of the schools and teams participating!