Voting in New Jersey

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Election Dates

06/06/2023
State Primary Election Day
05/16/2023
Voter Registration Deadline (by mail - received, in-person, online)

Vote By Mail Deadlines

05/30/2023
Deadline to Request Ballot (Received by)
06/06/2023
Deadline to Return Ballot (Postmarked By)

Early Voting Dates

06/02/2023
Early Voting Begins
06/04/2023
Early Voting Ends

The upcoming election is a state primary. Click here for additional info, including party requirements and what's on the ballot.

Polling place hours: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Register to Vote

How to Vote in New Jersey

Learn about all the options to vote in New Jersey to make a plan to vote that works for you!

Frequently Asked Questions

New Jersey Board of Elections Phone Number: (609) 292-3760

New Jersey Board of Elections Website

Having trouble at the polls?

Call or text: 1-866-OUR-VOTE

Register to Vote in New Jersey

Whether you are registering to vote for the first time, or need to update your address, name or party affiliation - we've got you covered!

Am I Registered?

Not sure if you are eligible to vote due to a felony conviction?
Click here to learn more.

Vote By Mail

Request and track

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.

Vote By Mail Deadlines

05/30/2023
Deadline to Request Ballot (Received by)
06/06/2023
Deadline to Return Ballot (Postmarked By)

How Vote By Mail Works in New Jersey

Voting by mail is a two step process in New Jersey.

Step 1: Request your ballot NOW.

  • The deadline for your application to be received by mail is May 30th. The deadline to request your by mail ballot in person at your county clerk's office is June 5th at 3 p.m.

Step 2: After you complete your ballot, be sure to return ASAP!

  • Return in person by June 6th at 8 p.m. You can return your ballot to your county elections office, county-designated drop box, or polling place.
  • Or mail your ballot. Ballots must be postmarked by June 6th and received by November 10th to be counted. To make your postmark date, put the ballot into your home mailbox for collection at least one day prior to ensure it is picked up and processed. You can also drop the ballot off at the post office before the last posted collection time on June 6th. We recommend returning ASAP.

 

Click Here to See Your Ballot

Where to Sign Your Ballot

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.

How You Can Return Your Mail-in Ballot

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.

Can Someone Else Return Your Ballot For You?

Any designated person can drop off a ballot for you.

Track Your Ballot

Track your ballot by clicking here.

Haven't used your ballot?

If you have received your vote-by-mail but not have voted, you may vote by paper provisional ballot at your polling place.

Opportunities to Fix Challenges to Your Ballot

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.

Voter ID

Do Voters Need ID?

Acceptable IDs

  • Photo ID or
  • Copy of utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or government document/check with the voter’s name and address visible.

 

Voter ID in New Jersey

Find Your Ballot

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Primaries

Statewide Primaries

Primary Type (D): Mixed
Primary Type (R): Mixed

If you have previously affiliated with a political party you can only vote in that party’s primary. However, if you are not affiliated with a party you can request a ballot from any party.

The New Jersey primary election includes the following races:
– State legislature

Automatic Registration

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.

Election Day Registration

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.

Early Voting

Early Voting Dates

06/02/2023
Voting Begins
06/04/2023
Voting Ends

You can vote early in New Jersey

You may vote early in New Jersey at any early voting center in your county from June 2nd to June 4th.

Preregister

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.