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.

Have more questions about voting?

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Important Dates - Presidential Primary

06/02/2020
Primary Election Date
05/12/2020
Primary Registration Deadline (by mail)
Mixed
Primary Type

Voting Information for New Jersey

Don’t miss your next election!

Don’t miss your next election! New Jersey’s primary election will be held on June 2nd and the general election on November 3rd. Voters affiliated with a party that wish to participate in New Jersey’s closed primary elections under a different affiliation must change party by 55 days before the primary election. In 2020 that deadline is April 8th. Unaffiliated voters may choose to vote in either party’s primary.

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 April 8, 2020 to participate in the closed presidential primary. New voters may affiliate for the first time up to the May 12, 2020 voter registration deadline.

Statewide Primaries

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Early Voting + Absentee Voting

Early Voting: Ends June 1st at 3:00 pm (In person absentee)

A voter may vote by mail by completing the Application for Vote Mail Ballot (found here) and returning the application to their County Clerk. To receive your ballot by mail, the application must be received by the County Clerk 7 days prior to the election, the deadline for the primary election is May 26th. The absentee ballot must be returned to the County Clerk by election day.

A voter may also apply in person to the County Clerk until 3:00PM, the day before the election. For more information click here.

Request Absentee Ballot

Voter ID + Eligibility for New Jersey

Do Voters Need ID?

  • No, voters do not need an ID
  • First time voters need ID
  • Student IDs accepted

Voter Rights

Find out more about your rights in New Jersey.

Pre-registration

  • The pre-registration age is 17