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New Jersey

New Jersey Arab American Population

U.S. Census Estimated Arab American Population: 85,956
Source: 2005-2009 American Community Survey Rolling 5-Year Average – U.S. Census Bureau

New Jersey Demographic Sheet 


Key Election Resources


Primary Election

Voter Registration Deadline for the Primary Election: May 13, 2014
Primary Election: June 3, 2014

General Election

Voter Registration for the General Election: October 14, 2014
General Election: November 4, 2014

Click here to find out more about registering to vote and download a voter registration form.
Download an absentee ballot application here.
Want to contact your local election officials? Find your officials here.
For more information, please visit the New Jersey State Election Website


State Party Information


New Jersey Democratic Party
John Currie, Chairman

194-196 West State Street
Trenton, NJ 08608
Phone: 609-392-DEMS (3367)

Twitter: @NJDSC

New Jersey Republican Party
Samuel S. Raia, Chairman 

150 West State Street, Suite 230
Trenton, New Jersey 08608
Phone: (609) 989-7300
Fax: (609) 989-8685

Twitter: @NJGOP


Arab Americans Get Ready for November 2013 Elections

November 04, 2013 — Blog

Arab Americans Get Ready for November 2013 Elections

This week presents an important opportunity for the Arab American community to have a significant impact on local elections. In many states, high concentrations of Arab Americans can have increased influence on local races, and that should encourage community members to believe they can make a difference in their districts, cities, and states. Below is a list of voting information for tomorrow’s elections in Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Read More »

Gabr Fellows Sit Down with HuffPost Live

October 24, 2013 — Blog

Gabr Fellows Sit Down with HuffPost Live

By Marc Sabbagh
Fall Intern, 2013
Four participants of the inaugural class of Shafik Gabr Fellows sat down with HuffPost Live yesterday to talk about the prestigious program and their misconceptions and newfound realizations about the United States and Egypt. The fellowship incorporates discussion sessions, action projects and trips to Egypt and the United States. Read More »

Gabr Fellowship Brings Together Egyptian and American Leaders to Listen, Engage and Impact

October 21, 2013 — Blog

Gabr Fellowship Brings Together Egyptian and American Leaders to Listen, Engage and Impact

By Marc Sabbagh
Fall Intern, 2013
On Saturday, AAI President James Zogby conveyed a message his mother taught him to 22 young professionals from the United States and Egypt. He said: “If you want someone to listen to you, listen to them first.” The young leaders Dr. Zogby addressed make up the inaugural class of The Shafik Gabr Fellowship, a prestigious, multi-faceted program incepted by Shafik Gabr, prominent Egyptian businessman, through the Gabr Foundation’s East-West Dialogue Initiative. In addition to developing actionable projects and forging cross-cultural connections with each other, the fellows will spend two weeks in major U.S. cities meeting with policy experts, media representatives and business leaders to engage in frank discussions about problems impacting both regions. Read More »

Organizations to Know*


Palestine Heritage Foundation
Arab American Republican Caucus
New Jersey Arab American Heritage Commission
New Jersey Solidarity - Activists for the Liberation of Palestine
American Arab Forum

*Please contact Emily Manna if you would like your organization listed.