Voting is not just a right, but an obligation as American citizens. Through the long-fought battles of centuries of decades, all Americans now have the right to come to the ballot box and voice their opinion on who is best suited to represent our communities. Although we may have a long way to go in order to ensure true voting accessibility, the strides that have been made speak to the heart of the ideals this nation was founded upon. With Election Day right around the corner, many of us are beginning the process of determining which candidates we feel best represent our wants and needs for our community. If you’re looking to get inspired this election season, join the Urban League Guild for their engaging presentation, “Ballots and Beyond”.

On Wednesday, September 20th, prospective voters are invited to listen in on an engaging evening of conversation surrounding all things elections. This conversation will be facilitated by Walker Worthy, Superintendent of Elections for Mercer County, NJ. The event will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Mercer County Community College’s James Kearney Campus, located at 108 North Broad Street, Trenton, NJ 08608. This event is free to attend, although advanced registration is required. If you do plan on attending, please pre-register with your name, telephone, and e-mail address to Janice Gillard at

This important event promises to inspire the voters of Trenton to get out and cast their ballot during this November’s Election Day. Over the course of the evening, guests will have the opportunity to hear a firsthand perspective of the importance of election procedures, as well as the significance of each vote. In a community where elections are oft tightly contested, Trentonians know every vote matters. Your voice could be the one to make all the difference in a community, and this event promises to inspire this reality and each and every voter who attends.

Although election season may still be a couple of months away, it is never too early to develop a game plan and get inspired before your next turn in the voting booth. If you’d like to check your voter registration and make sure you’re ready to go for Election Day, you can do so here: Voter Search. Voters can access their polling places here: Polling Place. Finally, more information on registering to vote can be accessed here: Register – NJ. Voting is not just a right, but your responsibility as an engaged citizen, so be certain to voice your vote this upcoming election!

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