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Obama or McCain? Duck or Pigeon? Still Undecided? The Library is Your One-Stop Source for Election Info.

Obama or McCain? Duck or Pigeon? Still Undecided? The Library is Your One-Stop Source for Election Info.

Posted October 10, 2008


Politics and Government on ebpl.org, EBTV Election Coverage, Voter Registration drive, and Youth Service’s Kids Elections are just a sampling of The Library’s Election Year Happenings

This month, the burning question is: who should I vote for? We can’t tell you that, but The East Brunswick Library can help you to make an informed decision by offering various election resources.

Voter Registration and Absentee Ballot Application Forms
October 10-13 from 9:00 am – 9:00 pm.
The Library makes it easy - simply come in and complete an application form, available in English, Spanish, Korean and Mandarin. Forms must be received (not postmarked) by the Township Clerk’s office by October 14th. It is highly recommended that your completed forms be hand-delivered, not mailed, to the Clerk’s Office in the Municipal Building across from the Library.

Recommended Websites: Best of the Web – Politics and Government
Get the facts about the Candidates who will appear on East Brunswick ballots in our Best of the Web – Politics and Government section.  2008 Election – the Candidates has a plethora of information about national and local candidates, including their campaign websites, contact information, as well as links to their profiles from organizations such as Project Vote Smart and the Eagleton Institute. 

Voting on Election Day, also on our Politics and Government page, contains information about requesting an absentee ballot, polling hours, polling locations and acceptable forms of identification. 

To access these pages, go to www.ebpl.org, mouse-over on Research tools in the left navigation bar, scroll to Recommended Websites and click on the Politics and Government link.

EBTV Election Coverage
The schedule for local election coverage is as follows:

2008 Council Candidates Debate
Moderated by Ingrid W. Reed, Director of the Eagleton NJ Project, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University.
Wednesdays, October 8-29 at 8 p.m. and Monday, November 3 at 8 p.m.

2008 Mayoral Candidates Debate
Moderated by Ingrid W. Reed, Director of the Eagleton NJ Project, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University.
Wednesdays, October 8-29 at 9 p.m. and Monday, November 3 at 9 p.m.

2008 Council Candidate Profiles
Hosted by WCTC News Reporter & Anchor Mike Pavlichko.
Thursdays, October 2-30 at 8 p.m.
Saturdays, October 4-November 1 at 5 p.m.
Monday, November 3 at 6 p.m.

2008 Mayoral Candidate Profiles
Hosted by WCTC News Reporter & Anchor Mike Pavlichko.
Thursdays, October 2-30 at 9 p.m.
Saturdays, October 4-November 1 at 6 p.m.
Monday, November 3 at 7 p.m.

EBTV will televise the Profiles and the Debates in a four-hour block of political programming, from 6 to 10 p.m., on Monday, November 3. Watch EBTV for preliminary election results after 10 p.m. on Tuesday, November 4.

Youth Services Kids Elections: Duck vs. Pigeon
Kids get involved in the election process too! Go to ebpl.org/kids for more info and to find out what your candidate “stands for.” Duck will work for cleaner water and wi-fi on every farm. Pigeon will work for later bedtimes and hot dogs for everyone. Who should win? Last day to vote is Election Day, November 4th. Votes will be tallied and announced on November 5th – good luck to all of our fine feathered-friend candidates!

For more information, please call 732-390-6767 or go to The Library’s website at http://www.ebpl.org and click on “News & Events.”