Get Out The Vote 2018 - Midterm Election

Election Day is Tuesday, November 6, 2018 and The Arc of New Jersey wants to help you learn more about the voting process, the candidates running for office and the resources you may need when heading to the polls. Here you will find our Get Out the Vote 2018 Guide and resources you can use to learn more about the candidates and the voting process. Check back often and be sure to share this page with friends. Remember, your vote is your voice!

Click the photo to download a copy of the 2018 GOTV Guide.

The Candidates Speak

The Arc of New Jersey contacted Senator Bob Menendez and Bob Hugin to learn more about where they stand on developmental disability issues. Both candidates were asked the same two questions. (Their responses will be included in the downloadable Guide.) The questions are as follows:

  1. Medicaid is the lifeline for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) who depend upon services and supports to reach their full potential and to live integrated lives in the community. If elected in November, what will you do to protect Medicaid from cuts and/or changes to eligibility that would ultimately reduce access to these critical supports and services?
  2. Direct Support Professionals provide the hands-on support to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities living in the community. Unfortunately, it has become increasingly difficult to hire and retain these critically-important staffers because the average starting salary for this profession is only $10.50 an hour. We are now in a crisis situation, where vacancy rates exceed 20% and turnover rates exceed 44%. With that in mind, what will you do as an elected official to solidify this workforce and thus ensure services will continue uninterrupted to those who need them?

Candidates Websites:

Fact sheets

Register by May 15th to vote in the primary election and October 16th to vote in the general midterm election.

Register to Vote

Voting is the simplest way to make your voice heard. If you would like to registered to vote please click the picture below.

Register by May 15th to vote in the primary election and October 16th to vote in the general midterm election. Mail the registration form to your County Commissioner of Registration or Superintendent of Elections to register.

Information About Voting

If you have questions about how to register to vote, the voting process, how guardianship effects a person's ability to vote and how to access information please take some time to review the below webinar.