HCDO Concludes Its “12 Days Of Voting Drive” To Increase Today’s Voter Turnout

The Hudson County Democratic Organization, led by Chairwoman Amy DeGise, wrapped up its campaign yesterday to get out the vote, visiting all twelve of Hudson’s municipalities to talk about, and meet with voters, about the importance of having residents cast their ballots ahead of today’s election.

Here’s the press release put out by the HCDO:


Hudson County Democratic Organization Concludes ‘12 Days of Voting’ Drive to Increase Voter Turnout Ahead of General Election

JERSEY CITY, N.J. —  The Hudson County Democratic Organization has spent the past two weeks visiting all 12 of its municipalities in an effort to drive out a record number of voters ahead of the November 3 General Election. As part of the “12 Days of Voting Drive,” Chairwoman Amy DeGise, alongside members of the organization, municipal chairs and elected officials met with voters near secure ballot drop boxes and provided them with “I Voted” stickers and face masks.

“Over the past eight months, our nation has continued to face an uphill battle in addressing the COVID-19 crisis while lacking adequate or competent leadership in the White House,” said Hudson County Democratic Organization Chairwoman Amy DeGise. “Now more than ever, we need people in office who have the experience to guide us through these challenging times and the only way to make that happen is by voting. We as an organization have poured all of our resources into ensuring that Democrats vote in record numbers and that we support Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, Cory Booker and the rest of our excellent ticket from Congress all the way to local municipal races. Despite these unprecedented times, our entire party has united together to execute an aggressive, energetic and enthusiastic GOTV plan and look forward to seeing the hard work we’ve put into this election pay off.”

Photos from the events can be found in the attached dropbox file and the schedule of the drive is as follows:

  • Harrison on October 22

  • Union City on October 23, with Alex Velasquez, Chief of Staff to Brian Stack

  • Bayonne on October 24

  • West New York on October 25 with Mayor Gabriel Rodriguez, Commissioner Cosmo Cirillo and Hudson County Young Democrats Vice President Angela Cirillo, and Municipal Chair Jonathan Castenega

  • Guttenberg on October 26 with Mayor Wayne Zitt, Councilwoman Monica Fundora, Councilman John Habermann and the Town Council

  • Jersey City on October 27 with Councilwoman Mira Prinz-Arey, and Chico Ramchal and Phil Kenny on behalf of Freeholder Bill O‘Dea

  • Kearny on October 28 with Mayor Al Santos, Councilman Peter Santana, Councilwoman Susan McCurrie, Councilwoman Marytrine DeCastro, Councilwoman Eileen Eckel

  • Weehawken on October 30 with Mayor Rich Turner

  • Hoboken on October 31 with Mayor Ravi Bhalla, Councilwoman Vanessa Falco, Councilman Mike DeFusco and Hoboken Democratic Organization Chairwoman Rachel Hodes

  • North Bergen on November 1 with Commissioner Julio Marenco

  • East Newark on November 1 with Mayor Dina Grilo and Councilwoman Rose M. Evaristo

  • Secaucus on November 2

As a reminder, ballots must be returned to a secure dropbox or postmarked by 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3. Anyone who did not receive or misplaced their ballot can still fill out a paper provisional ballot on Election Day. Voting machines will be reserved only for those who are handicap or disabled. For more information about how to vote, visit hudsoncountyclerk.org/elections. To find your polling location, visit vote2020.hcnj.us