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Voting 101: New Jersey Ballot Bowl

To aid students in making informed voting decisions and to become familiar with the voting process.

NJ Ballot Bowl Kick Off Video

NJ Ballot Bowl 2020

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.

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 2020 New Jersey Ballot Bowl - A Statewide Non-Partisan Voter Registration Competition Led By and For Students.

Every election is significant and this year is no exception. But this year COVID-19 has challenged us to change how we attend school or work and participate in activities. Voter registration activities may look different than those your schools have hosted in previous years. That’s okay! We are confident that all of the teams will find creative ways to get potential voters registered and engaged online.