State of New Jersey Voting Requirements & Information

Statewide Voter Information

 

U.S. Domestic Voters

Federal and State Elections

New Jersey Primary Election held on Tue Jun 5, 2018

Type

Deadlines

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

In-Person Absentee Voting

none on record

Early Voting

none on record

New Jersey General Election held on Tue Nov 6, 2018

Type

Deadlines

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

In-Person Absentee Voting

none on record

Early Voting

none on record

Local Elections

Newark General Election held on Tue May 8, 2018

Type

Deadlines

New Voter Registration

Tue Apr 17, 2018

Absentee Ballot Request

  • Post received by Tue May 1, 2018
  • In-Person Request by Mon May 7, 2018 3:00pm EDT

Absentee Ballot Return

Received by Tue May 8, 2018 8:00pm EDT

In-Person Absentee Voting

none on record

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.

Find my polling place

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:

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

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

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

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:

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

Domestic Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

- - -

Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

- - -

Blank Ballot To Voter

- - -

Overseas & Military Voters

Federal and State Elections

New Jersey Primary Election held on Tue Jun 5, 2018

Type

Deadlines

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

New Jersey General Election held on Tue Nov 6, 2018

Type

Deadlines

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

Local Elections

Newark General Election held on Tue May 8, 2018

Type

Deadlines

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

  • Post received by Thu May 17, 2018
  • Email or Fax by Thu May 17, 2018
  • Post received by Thu May 17, 2018
  • Email or Fax by Thu May 17, 2018

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

  • Post received by Tue May 1, 2018
  • Email or Fax by Fri May 4, 2018
  • Post received by Tue May 1, 2018
  • Email or Fax by Fri May 4, 2018

Ballot Return

Received by Tue May 8, 2018 8:00pm EDT Received by Tue May 8, 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:

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

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:

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

Overseas Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

- -

Absentee Ballot Request

- -

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

- -

Absentee Ballot Request

- -

Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

- -

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.