Voting in
New Jersey

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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

General Election Date

Voting Information for New Jersey

Don’t miss your next election!

Due to COVID-19, New Jersey has moved its presidential and state primary election to July 7th. All registered voters in New Jersey affiliated with a party will be mailed a ballot for the July 7th partisan primary. Unaffiliated voters will be mailed applications for mail-in ballots.

You may always vote by mail in New Jersey. Simply select permanent mail-in voter when registering to vote, or by submitting a county-based request for mail-in ballots.

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.

Existing voters in New Jersey must update their party affiliation to their party of choice by May 13th to participate in the closed presidential primary. New voters may affiliate for the first time up to the June 16th voter registration deadline.

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: On or before May 30th to July 6th at 3:00 pm (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. You may vote by mail by completing the application for a vote by mail ballot (found here) and returning the application to the county clerk  7 days prior to the election (June 30th). The absentee ballot must be returned to the county clerk 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.

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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.