Voting In New Jersey

PRIMARY ELECTION
June 5, 2018
VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE
May 15, 2018

UPCOMING NEW JERSEY ELECTIONS

 

 
VOTER REGISTRATION

ID required to register?

YES. First-time registrants MUST provide a New Jersey Driver's License or State ID Number OR the last four digits of their social security number. If you have never been issued either one of those voters must include a provide a COPY of a current and valid photo ID, or a document with your name and current address on it to avoid having to provide identification at the polling place.

Voters who do not provide this information will be asked for it when they vote for the first time.

Online Registration?

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

Paper Registration

Voters can download and print a form for their specific county that can be mailed or hand delivered to their County Clerk.

DEADLINE: Twenty-one (21) days before any Election.

Same-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?

NO. 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).

Registration Portability?

NO. Voters who move to a new address covered by the same polling place as your old address can vote at that polling place after confirming your change of address in writing.

Voters who move to a new address within the same county but with a different polling place can vote a provisional ballot at the new polling place after confirming their change of address in writing. No identification is necessary to prove the new address.

Voters who move to a new address in a different county within New Jersey within 30 days of the election can vote at the polling place associated with their former address.

Voters who move to a new address in a different county more than 30 days before an election should complete a new registration form to update your registration records or they may not be able to vote.

Click HERE to find your polling place.

VOTING

ID required to vote?

YES. Voters who registered for the first time by mail, but did NOT provide identification or who could not be verified will 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.

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. Voters can download and print a form for their specific county that can be mailed or hand delivered to their County Clerk. Voters can choose to vote-by-mail permanently.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications by mail must be received seven (7) days before Election Day. Applications made In-Person must be done 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. See VOTE-BY-MAIL for more info.

In-Person Vote-by-Mail Voting begins forty-five days before Election Day and ends 3pm on the day before Election Day.

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 HERE for more information on registering to vote and voting in New Jersey.

Felon Voting Rights

Voting rights are automatically restored after a voter has completed their sentence of imprisonment, probation, and parole. Ex-felons MUST re-register.

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.