Individuals seeking information for any of the items listed below, please inquire at the Department of Treasury’s Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services (DORES) at https://www.state.nj.us/treasury/revenue/ or by phone at 609-292-9292.
Tahesha Way serves as New Jersey’s 34th Secretary of State. Nominated for appointment by Governor Phil Murphy on December 18, 2017, Ms. Way was sworn in on February 26, 2018. As Secretary of State, Ms. Way holds one of the nation’s oldest constitutional offices and leads a department with a diverse portfolio. She serves as New Jersey’s top election official, overseeing the state Division of Elections and its work in securing our democracy and ensuring broad, fair access to the right to vote. Ms. Way also chaired New Jersey’s Complete Count Commission, a 27 member non-partisan commission established to achieve a complete count in the 2020 US Census. In addition to the critical work protecting what Secretary Way calls the “fraternal twins of democracy,” Ms. Way also oversees the state government offices supporting New Jersey’s vibrant arts, culture, history, and business communities.
Secretary Way serves as President of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS).
One of 24 Programs Honored by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission for Innovation, Sustainability, and Replicability
Video Series Helps Voters Better Understand Election Process
The New Jersey Division of Elections is partnering with New Jersey counties to seek residents to serve as poll workers for the upcoming June 6, 2023 Primary Election.
10 new Commission Members have been appointed reflecting the importance of the New Jersey-Israel relationship
The New Jersey State Museum presents “History Beneath Our Feet: Archaeology of a Capital City,” a new exhibition focusing on the long history of human activity in Trenton, New Jersey as told through the lens of archaeology. The exhibition opens June 3 in the Museum’s main floor gallery and will remain on view through December 31, 2023.
The New Jersey Business Action Center (NJBAC), an agency of the Department of State, joins the nation in celebrating National Small Business Week, which runs from April 30 - May 6, 2023.
As County Clerks have sent mail-in ballots to New Jersey Primary Voters this week, New Jersey Secretary of State Tahesha Way and the New Jersey Division of Elections reminds eligible voters that they have three convenient ways to vote in the upcoming June 6, 2023 Primary Election, with information on each available at VOTE.NJ.GOV.
New Data Shows Annual New Jersey-Israel Trade Valued at $1.72 Billion with Continued Strong Growth in Job Creation and Foreign Direct Investment Ahead of Israel’s 75th Anniversary
On Friday, New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy and Secretary of State Tahesha Way joined the New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission (NJMPTVC) as it launched Film Ready New Jersey at Kean University.
New Jersey Secretary of State Tahesha Way is reminding unaffiliated voters, those who have not registered as a voter of a specific political party, that if they want to vote by mail in the upcoming June 6, 2023 Primary Election, they must declare a party affiliation by April 12, 2023. This deadline ONLY applies to those unaffiliated voters who want to vote using a mail-in ballot in the upcoming Primary Election.
The New Jersey Division of Elections is reminding candidates and voters of key dates and the upcoming timeline for the June 6, 2023 Primary Election. This information can also be found by visiting Vote.NJ.Gov or calling 1-877-NJ-Voter (1-877-658-6837).
To commemorate the 60th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter from Birmingham Jail, the New Jersey State Museum will exhibit four prints by artist Ben Shahn that reflect ideas King put forth in his letter.
Drama filmed entirely in Essex, Morris, Passaic, and Union counties in 26 days
Following the devastating earthquake in Türkiye and Syria, the New Jersey-Israel Commission applauds its members for donating emergency food relief to support Turkish victims in their time of need.
Led by Grammy Winner and Commission Member Miri Ben-Ari, alongside gospel performer Derrick Starks, the concert united religious, government, and community leaders for a special night celebrating the shared fellowship of Black, Jewish, Israeli and Christian communities.
The New Jersey State Council on the Arts held its first public meeting of 2023 today, where nearly $2 million was awarded to 140 New Jersey artists through the Council’s Individual Artist Fellowship program.
The video, which highlights New Jersey-Israel relations and state tourism, is narrated by Secretary of State Tahesha Way and available on the Boeing 787 “Dreamliner” fleet of Israel’s national airline, EL AL
The Center for Hispanic Policy, Research, and Development (CHPRD) is accepting applications for its FY2024 grant program.
Somerset County towns make up the inaugural class of New Jersey’s Film Ready Communities
In honor of Black History Month, the New Jersey-Israel Commission brings a special production by Grammy Award Winner Miri Ben-Ari in collaboration with Derrick Starks
Funding to Strengthen Organizational Capacity of 16 Diverse Arts Organizations Statewide
The New Jersey State Museum presents “Beyond the Tangible,” a new exhibition of 26 non-objective abstract works by 22 artists from the Fine Art collection. The exhibition opens February 11 in the Museum’s 2nd floor gallery and features works created by American artists since the late 1930s. “Beyond the Tangible” is on view through August 27, 2023.
Movies filmed in Burlington, Essex, Morris and Union counties
Romantic comedy filmed entirely in New Jersey
Limited series filmed in New Jersey
During a visit to Israel, East Brunswick Mayor Brad Cohen signed a new sister city agreement with Yavne around economic development, education and cultural partnerships following ongoing engagement from the New Jersey-Israel Commission
The New Jersey Business Action Center (NJBAC) has selected Jersey City attorney Jessica Gonzalez and her firm, Veridis Quo LLC, as its consultant to develop and launch the NJBAC Cannabis Technical Assistance Program and Training Academy.
Grants will fund projects exploring under-represented narratives in New Jersey history
The New Jersey State Council on the Arts held a public meeting today, during which 22 New Jersey organizations received grants through the Council’s new Creative Aging Initiative grant program. Senior centers, libraries, and arts organizations will provide customized arts experiences for people aged 55 and older, helping to enhance overall wellness, build community, and diminish issues of isolation.
Tomorrow, millions of New Jersey voters will participate in the 2022 General Election. 28,000 poll workers will show up for our democracy and staff approximately 3,200 polling locations across New Jersey. Polls will be open from 6 am until 8 pm.
Secretary of State Tahesha Way, New Jersey’s chief election official, is warning the public about text messages containing election misinformation being sent to some New Jersey voters. The messages, which appear to have been sent by an organization called Voting Futures, provide inaccurate voter registration information and direct the recipients to incorrect polling locations.
The one-day, virtual event will explore the history, cultural heritage, and contemporary issues facing immigrant communities through the lens of New Jersey studies
The Center for Hispanic Policy, Research, and Development (CHPRD) announces that it has awarded more than $3 million in grant funding to 34 Hispanic-based community organizations. Across these organizations, 60 programs that directly impact and help communities throughout New Jersey are receiving grant awards totaling $3,175,000.
Phiphen Studios, a boutique state-of-the art post-production house, is now open for business. The facility will be serving New Jersey's growing film community as studio, network, and independent productions continue flocking to the Garden State.
As New Jersey celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15), the Center for Hispanic Policy, Research, and Development invites Hispanic New Jersey residents who are enrolled in college to apply for the 2023 class of the Governor’s Hispanic Fellows program. Applications are open through December 1, 2022.
The first in-person gathering of the New Jersey Eastern Mediterranean Forum was led by New Jersey Secretary of State Tahesha Way and organized by the New Jersey-Israel Commission and the New Jersey Hellenic Heritage Commission
New Jersey Secretary of State Tahesha Way and the New Jersey Division of Elections are reminding voters of three convenient ways to vote in the upcoming November 8 General Election, with information on each available at VOTE.NJ.GOV
Hollywood comes to North Jersey, over 1,728 workers hired
The New Jersey Department of State’s Business Action Center has announced today that it has been awarded $500,000 in federal funds for the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) to support new-to-exporting food and beverage manufacturers in underserved business communities.
New Jersey Secretary of State Tahesha Way presented Sonia Leo with the 2022 National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) John Lewis Youth Leadership Award.
Yesterday, Secretary of State Tahesha Way celebrated National Voter Registration Day at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), where she helped students kick off the 5th Annual New Jersey Ballot Bowl.
The upcoming thriller Goodnight Mommy with Naomi Watts was filmed entirely at a house in Bedminster.
Developed by the Office of Planning Advocacy in the Department of State, the document is the result of several months of research, input gathering, and listening sessions conducted by the Office and the Commission to create comprehensive guidance that local governments can utilize when updating their master plans, zoning and development standards, and when reviewing development applications.
The New Jersey State Museum will present a series of seven in-gallery talks with artists featured in the 2022 New Jersey Arts Annual: Reemergence exhibition on select Wednesdays through the run of the show.
The New Jersey State Museum is pleased to announce that longtime volunteer Wayne Callahan was among the honorees at the 2022 Governor’s Jefferson Awards. Mr. Callahan was honored in the “Service Through STEM” category for his volunteer work with the New Jersey State Museum Natural History Bureau.
Membership in ERIC will strengthen NJ voter file accuracy.
The New Jersey State Museum (NJSM) is pleased to announce that the New Jersey State Museum Foundation is the recipient of grant funding from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH) to support the a component of the exhibition "History Beneath Your Feet: Archaeology in the Capital City,” which will explore the social, cultural and environmental evolution of Trenton through archaeological artifacts.
AMC’s The Walking Dead franchise expands its universe to the Meadowlands Arena and North Jersey locations for its upcoming spin-off series starring Lauren Cohan and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.
Investment Supports Jobs, Arts Nonprofits, and Services in Every County
Governor Phil Murphy and Secretary of State Tahesha Way today announced the hiring of Marelyn Rivera serving as Executive Director of the New Jersey Center for Hispanic Policy Research and Development (CHPRD).
The members of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) have selected Tahesha Way, New Jersey’s 34th Secretary of State, as President of the associ¬ation. In NASS’s 118-year history, Way is the first African American person to hold this prestig¬ious national post
The New Jersey-Israel Commission commends Unilever, with its United States headquarters in New Jersey, for reaching an agreement to allow Ben & Jerry’s products to be sold again in Israel and the West Bank.
The meeting was held during Minister Razvozov’s first official visit to the United States and paves the way for more tourism opportunities to grow the already strong New Jersey-Israel tourism market.
The highly celebrated Israeli soccer team played competitive games, including with Major League Soccer, in a visit co-hosted with St. Benedict’s Preparatory School to promote diversity and inclusion
Events throughout New Jersey Reveal Hidden Stories of Slavery in New Jersey and the North
The Office of Planning Advocacy in the Department of State’s Business Action Center, on behalf of the NJ State Planning Commission, has issued guidance on warehouse siting to help municipalities address increasingly high demand for warehouse space.
M. Night Shyamalan returned to South Jersey to film his upcoming apocalyptic horror film Knock at the Cabin, which just wrapped.
The new webpage and contact form will allow Israel-related businesses to better engage with New Jersey and connect our innovation ecosystems.
In Partnership with MILE Ventures, the Climate180 Turning Point Summit Brought Together Top Israeli Innovators and New Jersey Leaders to Address the Urgent Climate Crisis
The New Jersey State Museum (NJSM) is pleased to present 2022 New Jersey Arts Annual: Reemergence. New Jersey is home to a diverse and robust artistic community; the New Jersey Arts Annual exhibition highlights the work of visual artists and craftspeople from around the state.
After reviewing submissions for 267 New Jersey high school seniors, the New Jersey Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Commission announces the 10 winners of ‘The Fierce Urgency of Now’ 2022 Scholarship Essay Contest.
The New Jersey State Council on the Arts held a public meeting today, where over $3.6 million was awarded to 38 organizations through the new Capital Arts grant program.
The New Jersey-Israel Commission proudly welcomes the latest round of legislative appointments by Governor Murphy including five new and three reappointed Members.
The New Jersey-Israel Commission is deeply troubled by reported incidents at Rutgers University-New Brunswick that demonstrate harassment towards Jewish students based on perceived support for Israel.
Movie hit theatres and VOD on April 8th
North Jersey locations set the scene for the just released comedy-drama As They Made Us, the story of a divorced mom trying to make peace with her dysfunctional family while getting a second chance at love.
Acting New Jersey Secretary of State Tahesha Way, as a member of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), is honoring the New Jersey Association of Election Officials (NJAEO) with a NASS Medallion Award. The award allows individual Secretaries of State to recognize outstanding service and dedication to furthering the mission of NASS within the states.
The Board of the New Jersey Cultural Trust (NJCT), a division of the New Jersey Department of State, selected Isabel (Izzy) Kasdin as the NJCT’s next executive director at its March 7, 2022 meeting.
Free Diverse Production Assistant Training Program Open To New Jersey Residents
The NJ Motion Picture and Television Commission invites New Jersey residents interested in pursuing a career in film and television production to apply for the upcoming Production Assistant Bootcamp scheduled for April 23 and 24.
The 250th anniversary of the United States is just four years away, and New Jerseyans are invited to offer their ideas for how the state should commemorate it.
Principal photography in Denville, Elizabeth and Nutley
The shuttered Saint Francis Residential Community in Denville will have a starring role, along with Saturday Night Live’s Pete Davidson, in the Miramax horror thriller The Home, just wrapping in New Jersey.
Sharks are one of the most feared animals throughout the world, even though the odds of ever encountering one are highly unlikely. “Jaw Dropping World of Sharks,” a new exhibition from the New Jersey State Museum, aims to dispel some of the myths and misunderstandings about sharks and their relatives.
The New Jersey State Council on the Arts held its first public meeting of 2022 today, where nearly $1 million was awarded to 85 New Jersey artists through the Council’s Individual Artist Fellowship program.
Kearny is fast becoming a studio hub. 10 Basin Studios, the second soundstage to open at the popular Kearny Point Business Center in the past year, is now available to serve the production needs of New Jersey’s rapidly growing film and television industry.
The Free Diverse Production Assistant Training Program, Open to New Jersey Residents, is Sponsored by Sony Pictures Entertainment
The New Jersey State Museum is pleased to present “Posing Beauty in African American Culture,” a touring exhibition opening January 29, 2022. The exhibition explores the contested ways in which African and African American beauty have been represented in historical and contemporary contexts.
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