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How & Where to Vote

Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.

Register to Vote

Register to vote in New Jersey, or learn more about voter ID & rights.

Election Details

Visit the New Jersey Election Website or call (609) 292-3760 to learn more about your states voting details.

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Important Dates - General Election

11/3/2020
General Election Date
10/13/2020
Mail Registration Deadline (postmarked by)

Voting Information for New Jersey

Don’t miss your next election!

Your voter registration application must be postmarked by Oct. 13th. This year, New Jersey is sending all registered voters ballots in the mail. You can also vote in person with an absentee ballot at your county clerk's office or on Election Day.

Presidential Primaries

Only registered voters affiliated with a particular party may vote in its primary, but unaffiliated voters may affiliate at the polls on the day of the primary. See New Jersey Republican Party or Democratic Party sites for more details.

 

Statewide Primaries

Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.

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Early Voting + Absentee Voting

Early Voting: Sept. 19th-Nov. 2nd (In-person absentee)

You can vote in-person absentee from the time the ballots become available until 3:00 pm the day before the election. New Jersey will send mail-in ballots to all registered voters. If you need to update your address please update your voter registration and ensure it is received by Oct. 13th. The absentee ballot must be postmarked by Election Day.

You may apply to change to vote-by-mail status without an excuse at any time. Either select permanent mail-in voter when registering to vote, or by submitting a county-based request for mail-in ballots.

 

 

Request Absentee Ballot More Mail-in & Early Voting Info

Voter ID + Access for New Jersey

Do Voters Need ID?

  • No, voters do not need an ID
  • Student IDs accepted

More Chances to Register

  • You can register to vote during Early Voting.

  • Pre-registration

    • The pre-registration age is 17
    Youth participation is affected by changing state legislation or party rules. If we are not up to date please let us know.

    Have you been convicted of a felony?
    See what the registration laws are in your state below.

    Felon Re-Enfranchisement Laws