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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 - General Election

General Election Date
Mail Registration Deadline (postmarked by)

Don’t miss your next election!

New Jersey is holding statewide elections in 2021. If you are an existing voter in New Jersey and would like to change or join a different party, your party selection must be updated by April 14th to participate in the closed primary on June 8th. New voter registration applications must be postmarked, hand delivered, or submitted online by May 18th.

You can vote by mail or in person at your polling place on Election Day or via in person absentee at your county election's office. 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: April 24th - June 8th (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.  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.



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