Helpful Voting Links — New Jersey
For voting information specific to your state, click on the links below or in the blue or grey boxes. Or, browse the options below for an extensive directory of additional resources.
Primary/Caucus Info — New Jersey
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. If a voter has voted in the state before and wishes to change a party declaration or register with a party for the first time, they must do so by April 13, 2016. Note that first-time New Jersey voters registering after April 13th who wish to vote in a primary should NOT declare a party affiliation when registering. Instead they should declare their party affiliation at the polls on primary day. See New Jersey Republican Party or Democratic Party sites for more details. See New Jersey Republican Party or Democratic Party sites for more details.
What's on the ballot?
Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot. As New Jersey has its State Primary and Presidential Primary on the same date in 2016, note that you may request a nonpartisan ballot that includes nonpartisan state races only if you do not wish to participate in the partisan election.
See Where Your Elected Officials Stand — New Jersey
Voter ID Requirements — New Jersey
What forms of ID are acceptable?
- Any current and valid photo ID, including:
- A driver’s license
- Student or employee photo ID
- Military or other government photo ID
- Store membership photo ID
- U.S. passport
- Any of the following documents if they have your name and address on them:
- Bank statement, car registration, government check or other document, non-photo driver’s license, rent receipt, sample ballot, utility bill (including cell phone bills and student housing bills), or any other official document (including other bills).
Early & Absentee Voting — New JerseyRequest an Absentee Ballot
Early Voting Dates: Start date determined by county to Nov. 7th
You can vote in person at your county clerk's office. The start date will be determined by your county clerk and end Nov. 7th at 3:00 pm before the election, using a vote-by-mail ballot. No excuse required.
To vote by mail, first you’ll need to apply (click here) no later than Nov. 1st. Then, when you complete your ballot, it must be postmarked by the day before the election.