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HAMMONTON - A large crowd gathered for the grand opening of the Hammonton First election headquarters on Oct. 6.

Volunteers provided food and desserts for residents of all ages. An indoor pumpkin patch for kids was set up by the Hammonton First student interns and volunteers. Residents had the chance to meet and speak with Brooke Sacco, Dan Bachalis and Sam Rodio, who are running for Town Council on the Hammonton First ticket. Mayor Steve DiDonato and Deputy Mayor Tom Gribbin co-hosted the event.

The election headquarters is located at 240 S. White Horse Pike, in the former Sears Hometown Store in the Blueberry Crossing Shopping Center. The headquarters will be open daily, seven days a week, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., now through Election Day. Voter registration forms, vote by mail applications, candidate information, Town information, campaign signs, and more will all be available at the Headquarters. The headquarters is always staffed by volunteers.

A voter registration drive began last week and will continue from now through Oct. 18, which is the deadline for registering to vote in this year’s general election on Nov. 8.

Residents of Hammonton who are over 18 years old can visit the headquarters during those times to register for the first time, change their mailing address or find out if they are registered to vote in Hammonton. If a resident is already registered to vote and has voted in recent elections in Hammonton, they do not need to register again. All registered Independents, Democrats and Republicans can vote for Hammonton First without changing their party affiliation and they can vote for any presidential candidate of their choosing in the General Election.

Sacco, Bachalis and Rodio are running for Town Council on this year’s Hammonton First ticket. Mayor Steve DiDonato and Deputy Mayor Tom Gribbin are also affiliated with Hammonton First, which is a local organization comprised of Independents, Democrats and Republicans dedicated to improving the community of Hammonton and was formed in 2005.

Anyone interested in volunteering with the Hammonton First campaign or for more information, visit www.hammonton1st.com or www.facebook.com/hammonton1st or email info@hammonton1st.com or call/text (609) 385-6088.

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