Voting In New Jersey

GENERAL ELECTION (MIDTERM)
November 6, 2018
VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE
October 16, 2018

 

 
VOTER REGISTRATION

Online Registration?

NO. Contact your state representatives ask them to create online voter registration for all New Jersey voters.

Paper Form Registration

Voters who want to find out about registering in-person, or who need more information can go HERE. Or they can contact their County Clerk.

Get a Registration Form

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

Election Day Registration

NO. Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow all New Jersey voters to register to vote at their polling place on Election Day.

Automatic Registration?

AVR was passed in April 2018 and is scheduled to be implemented in November 2018.

Pre-Register Youth?

LIMITED. A voter may register to vote if they will be eighteen (18) on or before the next Election.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow voters to pre-register to vote after they turn sixteen (16).

Have you moved?

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

Within District
Voters who move to a new address covered by the same polling place as your old address can vote at that polling place after signing an affirmation statement.

New Election District, SAME County
Voters can vote a provisional ballot at the new polling place after confirming their change of address in writing.

New County AFTER Registration Deadline
Voters can vote at their OLD polling place associated with their former address.

New County BEFORE Registration Deadline
Voters must complete a new registration form or they may not be able to vote.

Click HERE to find your polling place.

VOTING

ID required to vote?

NON-PHOTO ID REQUESTED. Voters who registered for the first time by mail, but did not provide identification or who could not be verified may be asked to provide ID when they vote for the first time.

ID may include: a NJ driver's license, Military or other Government ID, Student or Job ID, Store Membership Card, United States Passport; OR bank statement, car registration, government check or document, non-photo NJ driver's license, rent receipt, sample Ballot, utility bill, or any other official document with your name and address.

Voters who cannot provide the requested ID may vote a Provisional Ballot.

Click HERE for more info.

Absentee Voting?

Vote-by-Mail has replaced Absentee Voting. See VOTE-BY-MAIL for more information.

Vote-by-Mail?

YES. All registered voters may choose to Vote-by-Mail. For more information on vote-by-mail, voters should go HERE. Or they can contact their County Clerk.

Get a Vote-by-Mail Application

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

Early Voting?

LIMITED. New Jersey is a No-Excuse Vote-by-Mail state which means all registered voters may apply for an Vote-by-Mail ballot in-person at their County Clerk's Office and vote that ballot in the same trip.

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

See VOTE-BY-MAIL for more info.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to expand In-Person Early Voting to more locations and to all New Jersey voters.

Youth Vote in Primary?

NO. Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow all voters who will be eighteen (18) on or before any Election to vote in the preceding Primary Election.

 

 

Student Voters

Students attending college in New Jersey should visit the CAMPUS PROJECT for more information on registering to vote and voting in New Jersey.

Military/Overseas

Military and Overseas Voters should go to the Federal Voting Assistance Program website for more information on registering to vote and voting in New Jersey.

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 can use the Campaign Legal Center's website to Restore Your Vote.
• Voters who lost their right to vote MUST re-register to vote.

Voters With Disabilities

Voters with disabilities should go HERE or check with your County Clerk for more information.

 

 

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.