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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.

Important Dates - State Primary

State Primary Election Day
State Primary Registration Deadline (by mail)
State Primary Type

Don’t miss your next election!

New Jersey's gubernatorial and state legislative election is this year on November 2nd. The registration deadline is on October 12th.

You can vote in person on Election Day, during early voting, or vote by mail in New Jersey. Your polling place hours are 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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

June 8th is a statewide primary for a wide range of state offices. This is a closed primary - which means you must be affiliated with a political party to participate in its primary election. Existing New Jersey voters that would like to update or change their party affiliation must do so by April 14th. Voters that are registering to vote in New Jersey for the first time must register and declare their party by May 18th.

State offices, local elections and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.

Early Voting + Absentee Voting

Early Voting: Oct. 23rd to Oct. 31st

You can vote early in New Jersey at any early voting center in your county from Oct. 23rd to Oct. 31st. Click here to find early voting locations in your county.

To vote-by-mail, first you'll need to apply for an absentee ballot no later than October 26th. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot you may return in person or by mail. If returning by mail, it must be postmarked by Nov. 2nd, Election Day. Alternatively, you can place it in one of your county's secure ballot drop box or deliver it in-person to your county's Board of Elections office by 8 p.m. 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.



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

    Voting and attending college?

    Get information on how to vote from Campus Vote Project below.

    College Student Voting Info