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A Quick Cheat Sheet for Your November 8th Ballot

The Oppy would like to remind you that we have an election coming up on Tuesday, November 8th! Deadlines for registering to vote are fast-approaching. We’ve put together a few highlights from this year’s elections from around the tri-State area. Of course, we encourage you to fully research the candidates and ballot measures that are coming up in your local district.

Remember: Every Vote Counts! (no matter what economists say)


Connecticut: November 1 (online or by mail), November 8 (in person)
Register to vote online:

New York State: October 14
Register to vote online:

New Jersey: October 18
New Jersey does not allow registration online. To print out a mail-in form, visit:

On Your Ballots:

PRESIDENTIAL RACE (alphabetical by party)

The 2016 presidential field
The 2016 presidential field

Democratic Party: Hillary Clinton
Biography: Hillary Clinton is the former U.S. Secretary of State (’09-’13), Senator from New York (’01-’09) and First Lady of the United States (’93-’01). She holds a B.A. from Wellesley College and J.D. from Yale University.

Green Party: Jill Stein
Jill Stein is an instructor, political activist, and former physician. She holds a B.A. from Harvard College and an M.D. from Harvard Medical School.

Libertarian Party: Gary Johnson
Gary Johnson is the former Republican Governor of New Mexico (1995-2003). Gary Johnson holds a B.S. from University of New Mexico.

Republican Party: Donald Trump
Biography: Donald Trump is a New York businessman and real estate investor. Donald Trump holds a B.S. from the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School).


Connecticut Senate

Democratic Party: Richard Blumenthal (incumbent) Richard Blumenthal is the a current Senator (2011-present) and State Senator (1987-1991). Richard Blumenthal holds an A.B. from Harvard College and J.D. from Yale University.

Republican Party: August Wolf

August Wolf is a businessman and former athlete. He holds a degree from Princeton University.

New Jersey Senate

New York Senate

Democratic Party: Charles Schumer (incumbent)
Charles “Chuck” Schumer is a current Senator (1999-present) and former Congressman from New York’s 9th District (1981-1999). Charles Schumer has his B.A. and J.D. from Harvard University.

Republican Party: Wendy Long
Wendy Long is an attorney and former homeschool teacher. She received her A.B. from Dartmouth College and her J.D. from Northwestern University.


Connecticut Ballot Measures

New Jersey Ballot Measures
Public Question #1: Do you approve amending the Constitution to permit casino gambling in two additional counties in this State?

Public Question #2: Do you approve amending the Constitution to dedicate all revenue from the State motor fuels tax and petroleum products gross receipts tax to the Transportation Trust Fund?

New York Ballot Measures

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NOTE: We have only included a handful of the many candidates running in the 2016 election and have not included important local issues that may be on the ballot in your local district. For more detailed information on who and what will be on your personal ballot we encourage you to visit

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