Forms and Deadlines
Get a Registration Form
(multiple languages available)
By Mail: Postmarked twenty-one (21) days before Election Day
In-Person: Close of business twenty-one (21) days before Election Day
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.
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.
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.
All registered voters in New Jersey may choose to Vote-by-Mail.
Get a Vote-by-Mail Application
(multiple languages available)
By Mail: Received seven (7) days before Election Day.
In-Person: Completed by 3pm the day before Election Day.
Call (877) 658-6837 to track your Vote-by-Mail Ballot.
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?
NOTE: Voters who cannot provide the requested ID may vote a Provisional Ballot. See PROVISIONAL BALLOTS for more info.
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.
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
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:
For more info on registering to vote and voting, Military and Overseas voters can go to the:
Voters convicted of a felony have their right to vote automatically restored after:
- completing their term of incarceration
- completing their parole
- completing their probation
• 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: