Tips for the General Election, Poetry Cafe in Hamilton, and Trenton Area Soup Kitchen Requests Aid for Holiday Food Donations

Tips on Voting for General Election Day 202

Voting day is here in the Capital City and the Trenton Journal would like to give you few things to keep in mind to allow voting day to go as smoothly as possible despite an issue this morning with the voting machine scanners in Mercer County. A contingency plan was put in place for all ballots cast at all locations to be scanned at the secure Board of Elections office.

In New Jersey, the general election poll booths will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Don’t fret if you have to work that day—you will still have time to make it to the polls.

  • Make sure you plan accordingly to vote at a polling station near you. Here is a link that supplies a Polling Place Search Tool so that you may make necessary arrangements in advance to be able to vote that day.
  • Make sure you familiarize yourself with the ballot with this sample guide that will help you navigate the voting machine accordingly.
  • According to Voter Identification Laws, do not worry about any form of ID. In the State of New Jersey, no type of identification or documents are required to vote.

Poetry and cool vibes in Hamilton

Have an affinity for poetry and want to have your voice heard by other poetic individuals? Look no further! HoodChef will be hosting a poetry event called, “Intellectual Vibes, Poetry & Eats” on Saturday, Nov. 12. Spoken word poetry, stellar prose, and R&B music are the main events of the evening. Don’t worry about taking in all these vibes on an empty stomach! There will be refreshments available including non-vegetarian and vegetarian options. There will be a casual dress code for this event. The age for the event is 25 and up and the admission cost is $45, but price goes up at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m. and will go on until 10:30 p.m. It will take place at 1490 S. Olden Ave in Hamilton, NJ. For more information, email

Trenton Area Soup Kitchen Release List of Food Supplies For Holiday Season

The Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK) released a list of supplies that they will be needing to help those in need this holiday season. TASK is looking for donations of sweatshirts, hoodies, coats, hats, gloves, socks, and various canned foods.The organization has a mission to “feed those who are hungry in the Trenton area and offer programs to encourage self-sufficiency and improve the quality of life.”

According to TASK, there are opportunities available for those who would like to participate in service projects. They are in need of those who can put together hygiene kits, diabetic meal bags, weekend meal bags, and aid in wrapping utensils for to-go meals. For more information on getting involved, please contact their Patron Services at (609) 695-5456 x100. Those who would like to assist may drop off the following items at their place of business at the back door. They are located at 72 1/2 Escher Street here in Trenton.

This Week’s Weather

This week will have partly cloudy conditions with a high of 71° and a low of 29°. This week we’re having sunny conditions for the most part. However, this coming weekend, we will be experiencing some showers so make sure you bring an umbrella! For this week’s weather forecast, click here.

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