State of New Jersey Voting Requirements & Information

Statewide Voter Information

 

U.S. Domestic Voters

Jersey City Municipal Election Runoff held on Tue Dec 5, 2017

New Voter Registration

Tue Oct 17, 2017

Absentee Ballot Request

  • Post received by Tue Nov 28, 2017
  • In-Person Request by Mon Dec 4, 2017 3:00pm EST

Absentee Ballot Return

Tue Dec 5, 2017 8:00pm EST

Early Voting

none on record

New Jersey General Election held on Tue Nov 6, 2018

New Voter Registration

Tue Oct 16, 2018

Absentee Ballot Request

  • Post received by Tue Oct 30, 2018
  • In-Person Request by Mon Nov 5, 2018 3:00pm EST

Absentee Ballot Return

Received by Tue Nov 6, 2018 8:00pm EST

Early Voting

none on record

New Jersey Primary Election held on Tue Jun 5, 2018

New Voter Registration

Tue May 15, 2018

Absentee Ballot Request

  • Post received by Tue May 29, 2018
  • In-Person Request by Mon Jun 4, 2018 3:00pm EDT

Absentee Ballot Return

Tue Jun 5, 2018 8:00pm EDT

Early Voting

none on record

Registration

You can register to vote or update your registration information:

  • by mail
  • in person at your elections office

You must have resided in your county at least 30 days prior to the election in which you intend to vote.

Election Day Voting

Polling places are open from 6am to 8pm on Election Day.

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Early Voting

A voter may request and/or deliver their absentee ballot in person to the county board.

Absentee Voting

Any registered voter may request an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

You are eligible to vote in New Jersey if you:

  • Are a U.S citizen
  • Are a resident of New Jersey
  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day
  • Live in the precinct where you vote for at least 30 days prior to the election

You are NOT eligible to vote in New Jersey if:

  • You are on parole for a felony conviction or convicted of a felony

You may preregister to vote in New Jersey

  • at the age of 17

Voter Registration

To register to vote in New Jersey you should provide one of the following:

  • Your New Jersey non-driver ID number
  • Your New Jersey Driver's License Number
  • The Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number

If you do not have any of these IDs, you can provide a copy of one of the following with your registration application:

  • Document showing Proof of Address
  • Current and Valid Photo ID

You can alternatively provide one of these documents when you vote to complete your registration.

Voting In-Person

If you registered to vote in New Jersey, you may be required to present valid ID if you are voting for the first time or your registration is incomplete. You can use any ID from this list:

  • Valid New Jersey Vehicle Registration
  • Sample Ballot mailed to you
  • Valid New Jersey Non-photo Driver's License
  • Valid Military ID
  • Valid Student ID
  • Valid New Jersey Driver's License
  • Valid Employee ID
  • Rent Receipt
  • Store Membership Card
  • Valid US Passport
  • Other Government ID

Domestic Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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Overseas & Military Voters

Jersey City Municipal Election Runoff held on Tue Dec 5, 2017

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

  • Request to Receive Blank Ballot by Mail by Sun Oct 8, 2017
  • Request to Receive Blank Ballot Electronically by Tue Oct 17, 2017
  • Request to Receive Blank Ballot by Mail by Sun Oct 8, 2017
  • Request to Receive Blank Ballot Electronically by Tue Oct 17, 2017

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

  • Request to Receive Blank Ballot by Mail by Sat Nov 11, 2017
  • Request to Receive Blank Ballot Electronically by Fri Dec 1, 2017
  • Request to Receive Blank Ballot by Mail by Sat Nov 11, 2017
  • Request to Receive Blank Ballot Electronically by Fri Dec 1, 2017

Ballot Return

Received by Tue Dec 5, 2017 8:00pm EST Received by Tue Dec 5, 2017 8:00pm EST

New Jersey General Election held on Tue Nov 6, 2018

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

  • Post received by Tue Oct 16, 2018
  • Email or Fax by Fri Nov 2, 2018
  • Post received by Tue Oct 16, 2018
  • Email or Fax by Fri Nov 2, 2018

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

  • Post received by Sun Oct 7, 2018
  • Email or Fax by Fri Nov 2, 2018
  • Post received by Sun Oct 7, 2018
  • Email or Fax by Fri Nov 2, 2018

Ballot Return

Received by Tue Nov 6, 2018 8:00pm EST Received by Tue Nov 6, 2018 8:00pm EST

New Jersey Primary Election held on Tue Jun 5, 2018

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

  • Post received by Tue May 15, 2018
  • Email or Fax by Fri Jun 1, 2018
  • Post received by Tue May 15, 2018
  • Email or Fax by Fri Jun 1, 2018

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

  • Post received by Sun May 6, 2018
  • Email or Fax by Fri Jun 1, 2018
  • Post received by Sun May 6, 2018
  • Email or Fax by Fri Jun 1, 2018

Ballot Return

Received by Tue Jun 5, 2018 8:00pm EDT Received by Tue Jun 5, 2018 8:00pm EDT

Overseas Voters

U.S. citizens living abroad have the right to vote as absentee voters, provided they are eligible to vote in their state. If you are living outside of the U.S. permanently, indefinitely, or temporarily, your voting rights stay with you, even if you never voted when you lived in the U.S. To vote from overseas:

  • Complete and send an overseas voter registration/ballot request form to your election office in the U.S. This is one specific form that will register you as an overseas voter and request your absentee ballot – simultaneously.

Many states allow children who were born overseas, but never lived in the U.S., to use their U.S. parents’ last residence address to register.

Military Voters

Service members and their eligible family members living outside their voting jurisdiction (within or outside the U.S.) are able to vote as absentee voters.

  • If you are a service member, or an eligible family member, there is a single form to file for both voter registration and ballot request. It is often called the “Federal Post Card Application” or the FPCA form. This form must be re-filed with your election office each time you change location.

To vote as a service member or eligible family member:

  • Complete and send a voter registration/ballot request form “FPCA” to your election office in the U.S. It is the same form in all states.

Voting Military

Service members and their dependents may register and request a ballot using the federal voter registration/ballot request form ("FPCA"). You will have the following identification options when completing the form:

  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID

Voting Overseas

U.S. citizens living overseas may register and request a ballot using the overseas voter registration/ballot request form. You will have the following identification options when completing the form:

  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID

Overseas Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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A faxed voter registration/ballot request form and/or ballot must also be followed up with the original, signed privacy waiver in the mail. New Jersey allows you to receive your blank ballot by fax. The County Clerk must receive your voter registration/absentee ballot request form by 4 days before the election. New Jersey allows you to return the voted ballot by email (please check the Election Official Directory for your county clerk's email address) or fax by 8 p.m. (EST) on Election Day Ballot must be faxed with the privacy waiver, if the waiver has not already been sent.

Military Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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A faxed voter registration/ballot request form and/or ballot must also be followed up with the original, signed privacy waiver in the mail. New Jersey allows you to receive your blank ballot by fax. The County Clerk must receive your voter registration/absentee ballot request form by 4 days before the election. New Jersey allows you to return the voted ballot by email (please check the Election Official Directory for your county clerk's email address) or fax by 8 p.m. (EST) on Election Day Ballot must be faxed with the privacy waiver, if the waiver has not already been sent.