State of New Jersey Voting Requirements

 

U.S. Domestic Voters

Federal and State Elections

New Jersey General Election held on Tue Nov 2, 2021

Type

Deadlines

New Voter Registration

Tue Oct 12, 2021

Absentee Ballot Request

  • Post received by Tue Oct 26, 2021
  • In-Person Request by Mon Nov 1, 2021 3:00pm EDT

Absentee Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Tue Nov 2, 2021
  • In-Person, Received by Tue Nov 2, 2021 8:00pm EDT
  • Post received by Tue Nov 9, 2021 8:00pm EST

Early Voting

Sat Oct 23, 2021 10:00am - Sun Oct 31, 2021
Early voting will be open from 10AM EST-8PM EST Monday-Saturday, and 10AM EST-6PM EST on Sunday.

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

Student Eligibility

If you are a student, you are eligible to vote in New Jersey if:

  • You reside in New Jersey but are attending college in another state
  • You reside in another state but attend college in New Jersey

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
  • Bank Statement

Domestic Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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