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Notice: Mail-in voting is a convenient and safe way to vote, but your ballot might not count if it’s submitted late or with errors. So follow the directions below on how to vote early or absentee and make your vote count in New Jersey.
Voting by mail is a two step process in New Jersey.
Step 1: Request your ballot NOW.
Step 2: After you complete your ballot, be sure to return ASAP!
Remember to sign your return ballot.
After you complete your ballot, be sure to sign the outside of the return envelope.
Be sure that your signature matches your signature on file with the state! If you registered online or at the DMV, check the signature on your license. If the signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed and will not count.
If you return your ballot by mail, your postage is prepaid.
You can also drop off your ballot in person at your local elections office, or drop box.
Any designated person can drop off a ballot for you.
If you have received your vote-by-mail but not have voted, you may vote by paper provisional ballot at your polling place.
New Jersey does offer voters a chance to address challenges to their ballot.
Your state has a cure period, which means you can “cure” a challenge to the signature on your ballot if it was done incorrectly. Your local elections office is required to contact you and give you options to remedy your ballot. may cure your ballot no later than 48 hours before the final certification of election results.
You may get a call from a number you do not recognize with a notification that you need to cure your ballot. Be sure to pick so you don’t miss your chance to make sure your vote is counted.
New Jersey voters do NOT need to show ID at the polls, except for some first time voters. Valid forms of identification include;
Photo IDs that have photograph and name:
Non-photo IDs that have name and address:
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Primary Type (D): Mixed
Primary Type (R): Mixed
New Jersey holds semi-closed primaries. Voters must be registered with their party of choice or unaffiliated with any political party to participate. The deadline for an existing voter to change their party affiliation status is April 10th, 2024. Unaffiliated voters may choose their party affiliation through Election Day. Visit New Jersey’s Republican Party or Democratic Party sites for more details.
In addition to the president, the New Jersey primary election includes the following races:
– U.S. senator
– U.S. representatives
– School boards
Your state automatically registers people to vote at the address on their drivers license or other state issued ID card. If you have moved but have not updated your ID with your new address, changed your name or want to add a political party selection, you must update your voter registration. Click here to check to see if you are registered to vote, and update your registration if needed.
You can register to vote and cast your ballot on Election Day at your polling place or local elections office. Bring a valid ID and proof of residence with you.
You may vote early in New Jersey at any early voting center in your county.
Some states have laws that specifically allow citizens to preregister at a certain age while others allow registration as long as you’re 18 by the next election. Preregistration means you’ll be automatically registered to vote on your 18th birthday without taking any additional steps.
In New Jersey, you can preregister to vote if you are 17. Register to vote today!
Some states even let you vote in their primaries at 17 if you’ll be 18 by the general election so you can participate in the whole process!
You can not vote in the New Jersey primaries if you are 17 by the next election.