VOTING IN NEW JERSEY
 

 
VOTER REGISTRATION

Forms and Deadlines

Get a Registration Form
(multiple languages available)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE
By Mail: Postmarked twenty-one (21) days before Election Day
In-Person: Close of business twenty-one (21) days before Election Day

To find where to register in person, or for more information:
• Visit your Official State Website
• Contact your County Election Officials

Online Registration

Currently, voters are NOT able to register to vote or update their information online.

Ask your state representatives to create online voter registration for all New Jersey voters.

Election Day Registration

Currently, voters are NOT permitted to register to vote on Election Day.

Ask your state representatives to pass legislation which will allow voters to register at their polling place on Election Day.

Automatic Registration

All eligible state residents who apply for a driver’s license, an examination permit, a probationary driver’s license or a non-driver identification card will be registered to vote unless they opt-out.

Can you pre-register?

LIMITED. Voters who will be eighteen (18) on or before the next Election may register to vote.

Ask your state representatives to pass legislation that will permit eligible voters to pre-register to vote after they turn sixteen (16) as well as automatically pre-register them to vote if they apply for a driver's license.

Have you moved?

If a registered voter has moved within the state of New Jersey but has not updated their voter registration information.

NEW Address, SAME Polling Place
Voters can vote at that polling place after confirming their change of address in writing.

New Address, SAME County, NEW Polling Place
Voters can vote a provisional ballot after confirming their change of address in writing.

New County WITHIN 30 Days
Voters can vote at their old polling place associated with their former address.

New County MORE THAN 30 Days
Voters must complete a new registration form or they may not be able to vote.

Click HERE to find your polling place.

Address Confidentiality Program

Voters who are members of the ACP may choose to keep their address confidential and use their ACP address when registering to vote. Voters can go HERE for more information on registering, or how to join the program.

 

 
VOTING

Early Voting

New Jersey s a No-Excuse Absentee Voting state which means all registered voters may apply for an absentee ballot in person at their County Election Official's Office and vote that ballot in the same trip.

In-Person Absentee Voting
BEGINS: Forty-five (45) days before Election Day.
ENDS: 3:00pm the day before Election Day.

See VOTE-BY-MAIL for more info.

Ask your state representatives to expand in-person early voting to more locations and to all New Jersey voters.

Vote-by-Mail

All registered voters in New Jersey may choose to Vote-by-Mail.

Get a Vote-by-Mail Application
(multiple languages available)

APPLICATION DEADLINE
By Mail: Received seven (7) days before Election Day.
In-Person: Completed by 3pm the day before Election Day.

For more info on Voting-by-Mail:
• Visit your Official State Website
• Contact your County Clerk

Call (877) 658-6837 to track your Vote-by-Mail Ballot.

Absentee Voting

All registered voters may vote an absentee ballot by mail, also known as "vote-by-mail". See VOTE-BY-MAIL for more information.

All registered voters may vote an absentee ballot in person, also known as "early voting". See EARLY VOTING for more information.

Do you need Voter ID?

Some first-time voters may be asked to present a Photo ID from an approved list of IDs. Click HERE for more info.

NOTE: Voters who cannot provide the requested ID may vote a Provisional Ballot. See PROVISIONAL BALLOTS for more info.

Provisional Ballots

Voters may have to vote a Provisional Ballot on Election Day if the voter:

• cannot provide the requested photo ID
• is not on the registered voters list
• moved within the county but didn't update their address
• has been marked for receiving an vote-by-mail ballot

Call (877) 658-6837 to track your Provisional Ballot.

Polling Hours

6:00am to 8:00pm, Eastern Time Zone

IMPORTANT: If you are in line by 8:00pm you are guaranteed the right to vote. Do NOT get out of line.

Primary Election Rules

Voters must be registered to a party in order to vote in the Primary Election. Unaffiliated voters may register on the day of the Primary Election. Affiliated voters who wish to change parties must do so before the deadline.

CHANGE PARTY AFFILIATION DEADLINE
Fifty-five (55) days before the Primary Election

Youth Vote in Primary?

NO. You must eighteen (18) or older to vote in a primary election.

Ask your state representatives to pass legislation which allows voters who will be eighteen (18) on or before a General or Special Election to vote in the preceding Primary Election.

Having a problem?

If you are experiencing difficulty voting, intimidation from poll workers or other voters, long lines, broken machines, a closed or incorrect polling station, or any other obstacle keeping you from casting your ballot, call the:

Election Protection Hotline
• English 866-687-8683
• Spanish 888-839-8682
• Arabic 844-925-5287
• Asian (multiple) 888-274-8683

 

 
SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES

College Students

Students from out-of-state attending college in New Jersey, or students who already live in New Jersey but attend college in another part of the state can visit the:

Official State Website
Campus Project

Military/Overseas

For more info on registering to vote and voting, Military and Overseas voters can go to the:

Official State Website
Federal Voting Assistance Program
Overseas Vote Foundation

Felony conviction?

Voters convicted of a felony have their right to vote automatically restored after:

  • completing their term of incarceration
  • completing their parole
  • completing their probation

ADDITIONAL INFO
• Voters who lost their right to vote MUST re-register to vote.
• For more assistance, voters can use the Campaign Legal Center's website to Restore Your Vote.

Have a disability?

Voters with a disability who need more information about accessibility and voting can:

• Visit the Official State Website
• Contact their County Election Officials

 

 

DISCLAIMER: We try to have the most current and complete information. But, if you think something is incorrect or incomplete, please feel free to LET US KNOW so we can correct it. Furthermore, we encourage voters to contact their state election officials if they have any questions.