Thursday, May 3, 2012

Council President Ravi Bhalla Annouces Launch of "Hoboken Votes"

This note is about getting people registered in Hoboken from City Council President Ravi Bhalla.....

Council President Bhalla Announces Launch of 
"Hoboken Votes"

Community Based Civic Initiative Aimed at Increasing Voter Registration and Participation 
A group of concerned residents announced today the formation of Hoboken Votes, a community-based initiative aimed at increasing voter registration and voter participation across the City of Hoboken.

"The primary purpose of Hoboken Votes is to ensure that as many Hoboken residents as possible are registered to vote so their voices may be heard in the upcoming Presidential Election and in future election for years to come," said Ravi S. Bhalla, one of the members of the committee in formation of Hoboken Votes.  "As a benchmark, we have set a goal of registering 1,000 new voters between now and the Presidential election," Bhalla said. 

"This is a non-partisan voter registration campaign aimed at encouraging residents to make their voices heard at the federal, state, county and local levels," said Philip Cohen.  "Whether you are an independent, Republican, or Democrat, we encourage all residents to make sure they are registered to vote and familiar with the voting process."

Hoboken Votes will have its first kickoff event this Sunday at the Hoboken Arts & Music Festival, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., where it will have a table to register voters and answer questions about the voting process.

For more information, to register to vote, or to volunteer for this effort, please contact Mr. Bhalla at