Early &
Mail-in Voting
in New Jersey

Warning: Mail-in voting is a convenient and safe way to vote, but your ballot might not count if it's submitted late or with errors. So follow the directions below on how to vote early or absentee and make your vote count in New Jersey.

Note - this information below may change for your state due to ongoing litigation and legislation. This page will be updated within 24 hours of any change.

Vote Before Election Day

Vote Early In Person
10/29/2022
Early Voting Begins
11/06/2022
Early Voting Ends

Vote By Mail Deadlines

11/01/2022
Deadline to Request Ballot (Received by)
11/08/2022
Deadline to Return Ballot (Postmarked By)

In-Person Early Voting

You can vote early in your state before Election Day. Early voting begins on 10/29/2022 and ends on 11/06/2022

You may vote early in New Jersey at any early voting center in your county from October 29th to November 6th.

How Vote By Mail Works in New Jersey

Voting by mail is a two step process in New Jersey. Step 1: Request your ballot NOW.

  • The deadline for your application to be received by mail is November 1st. The deadline to request your by mail ballot in person at your county clerk's office is November 7th at 3 p.m.
Step 2: After you complete your ballot, be sure to return ASAP!
  • Return in person by November 8th at 8 p.m. You can return your ballot to your county elections office, county-designated drop box, or polling place.
  • Or mail your ballot. Ballots must be postmarked by November 8th and received by November 10th to be counted. To make your postmark date, put the ballot into your home mailbox for collection at least one day prior to ensure it is picked up and processed. You can also drop the ballot off at the post office before the last posted collection time on November 8th. We recommend returning ASAP.
 

Request Your Ballot See Your Ballot Look Up Ballot Drop Off Locations

You may vote by mail for any reason

You don’t need an excuse to request an absentee ballot. You can vote by mail for any reason.

Remember to Sign Your Return Ballot

After you complete your ballot, be sure to sign the outside of the return envelope.  Be sure that your signature matches your signature on file with the state! If you registered online or at the DMV, check the signature on your license. If the signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed and will not count.

Use The Right Form of ID

If voting- by-mail the voter's signature on the ballot must match the one on file with their voter registration form.

How You Can Return Your Mail-in Ballot

By Mail

Your postage is prepaid.

In Person

  • Local elections office
  • Drop box

Any designated person can drop off a ballot for you.

Look Up Ballot Drop Off Locations

Make Sure Your Mail-in Vote Counts

Click here to track your ballot. Your state offers electronic, barcode ballot tracking services so you can make sure your ballot gets counted.

Haven't used your ballot?

If you have received your vote-by-mail but not have voted, you may vote by paper provisional ballot at your polling place.

Election Protection Hotline

The national, nonpartisan Election Protection coalition was formed to ensure that all voters have an equal opportunity to participate in the political process. Made up of more than 100 local, state and national partners, Election Protection works year-round to advance and defend the right to vote.

Call 866-OUR-VOTE if you need assistance.

More about voting in New Jersey

Find your polling place, ID laws, and more about voting for the first time below.


Voting Info for New Jersey First Time Voter Info