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New Jersey


New Jersey, The Garden State! Where you can find out where someone lives just by asking "What Exit?" Sure, people just assume you're a state of "Snookis" but they don't know the real you. You gave us Bruce Springsteen and the funniest state government twitter account in the land (@NJGov)! Here's everything you need to know to be a voter in the Garden State.

Be A Voter


This year you have elections for state legislature, so you can decide who you want representing you in Trenton. In addition to the general election in November, you have primaries coming up in June. And what's the only thing better than voting once? Voting TWICE! (In different elections and completely legally, of course.)

Key Dates

May 16

Registration Deadline

Jun 2 – Jun 4

Early Voting

May 23

Recommended Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Request By Date

May 30

Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Request Deadline (By Mail, Online)

Jun 5

Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Request Deadline (In Person)

Jun 6

Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Postmarked Deadline

Jun 6

Election Day

New Jersey Voter Guide

  • How do I make sure I'm registered to vote?

    Go to to check your registration or get registered. We're working with BallotReady to make this as easy as possible for you, so don't fuck it up.

    Register Here
  • Can I register the same day I want to vote?

    Sadly, no. So do it now! Then reward yourself with a cookie.

    DO IT
  • Can I vote by mail?

    Yes! You can request your ballot be mailed to you at home, fill it out, then mail it back. You must make your request by May 30 by mail, or by June 3 in person. We recommend you request your ballot by October 20 in case of any mail delays. All ballots must be submitted by June 6.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: Your Vote-By-Mail ballot CANNOT be returned to your In-Person Early Voting Poll Location or your Election Day Poll Location. So make sure you mail it back, use a secure drop box, or drop it off at your county's Board of Elections office by 8pm on Election Day.

    You can request your absentee ballot here.

  • Can I vote early in-person?

    Yes! You can vote early from June 2 - June 4.

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  • Do I need an ID?

    You do not need to show ID when you vote in person. BUT if you're a first-time voter, you will need to bring a photo ID or a copy of a utility bill, bank statement, or paycheck. Get all the details from VoteRiders.

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  • What if I'm voting on Election Day?

    Find your polling place below.

    Find Your Polling Place


  • Find the details on accessible voting in your state, including early voting, Election Day voting, mail voting, and accessible mail voting tools for people with print disabilities.

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  • Get your absentee ballot here!

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  • Need to show Voter ID? Not sure what kind? Get the specifics in your state here.

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