New Jersey

ABOUT THIS STATE

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)! New Jersey will be holding its statewide primary and general elections on June 7 and November 8, respectively. Local elections will be taking place on May 10 as well. Here's everything you need to know to be a voter in the Garden State. (Source: Ballot Ready)

Be A Voter

Key Dates

Apr 19

Local Elections Registration Deadline

May 10

Local Elections

May 17

Primary Registration Deadline

May 31

Primary Absentee Ballot Request Deadline (mail)

Jun 3 – Jun 7

Primary Early Voting

Jun 6

Primary Absentee Ballot Request Deadline (in-person)

Jun 7

Primary Absentee Ballot return deadline (postmarked by, drop box, or in person))

Jun 7

Primary Election

Nov 8

General Election

New Jersey Voter Guide

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

    We're working with Vote.org 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
  • Do I have to be registered as a Democrat or Republican to vote in my primary?

    It depends. If you're unaffiliated, you can vote in the partisan primary of your choice. If you're already affiliated with a political party, you can only vote in that party's primary. If you would like to change parties, you must do so prior to April 13th.

    Update Your Registration
  • Can I vote by mail?

    Yes! You can request your ballot be mailed to you at home, fill it out, then mail it back. This is called an absentee ballot, and you must request it by May 31st by mail, or by June 6th in person. All ballots must be submitted by June 7th. You can request your absentee ballot here.

    REQUEST HERE
  • Can I vote early? (primary)

    Yes! You can vote early starting on June 3rd.

  • Do I need an ID?

    Ok, so if you completed your registration in the past and have voted before, you're all set. If you're a first-time voter or want to finish your registration on Election Day, 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's new in new jersey voting since 2020

There's big news in New Jersey election law! The Garden State now offers early voting for all elections! Non-presidential primaries will have early voting from Thursday to Saturday prior to an election. Presidential primaries will have early voting from the Wednesday to Saturday prior to an election. All general elections will have early voting from the 10th day before the election to the Saturday before the election. Nice!

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Resources

  • 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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