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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
04/24/2021
Early Voting Begins
06/08/2020
Early Voting Ends

Vote By Mail Deadlines

06/01/2021
Deadline to Request Ballot (Received by)
06/08/2021
Deadline to Return Ballot (Postmarked By)

In-Person Absentee Voting

You can vote in-person absentee in your state.

To vote in person absentee, you request, fill out, and return your ballot while at your county clerk's office. In person absentee voting is open until 3 p.m. on June 8th.

How Vote By Mail Works in New Jersey

After you complete your ballot, be sure to return ASAP!

  • Return in person by June 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 June 8th and received by June 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 June 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 certificate on the ballot 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.

How You Can Return Your Mail-in Ballot

By Mail

Your postage is prepaid.

In Person

  • Local elections office
  • Drop box
  • Polling place
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. Your state has a cure period, which means you can “cure” a challenge to the signature on your ballot if it was done incorrectly. You local elections office must notify you of a challenge to your signature. You have 14 days to cure the signature. You may get a call from a number you do not recognize with a notification that you need to cure your ballot. Be sure to pick up so you don't miss your chance to make sure that your vote is counted.

Haven't used your ballot?

If you have an absentee ballot that you are not going to use, or you miss the deadline to return, you may go to your polling place and vote in person. You may be asked to use a provisional ballot. This is better than not voting, but may not be counted.

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