New Jersey Election Information

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Registration Information

The deadline to register vote in New Jersey is: Received 10 days before the election. You may also register in person on Election Day.

To qualify to register to vote in New Jersey, you must be:

  • A United States citizen,
  • At least 18 years old by the next election, and
  • A resident of the county for 30 days before the election.

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To check the status of your voter registration, click here.

When can I vote in New Jersey?

Early Voting Information

In-person early voting available? Yes
By mail early voting available? Yes


There is not a statewide early voting program, but some counties do allow it. Contact your local Elections Office to find out if early voting in-person by absentee ballot is available in your county.

Any registered voter may vote early by absentee ballot prior to Election Day.  You must apply for a Vote by Mail ballot; and to receive your ballot by mail, the application must be received by the County Clerk 7 days before the election if by mail (or by 3:00pm on the day before, if in person). Your mail-in ballot must be received by the County Clerk before the polls close on Election Day.

Voting Hours on Election Day

The polls are open from:

6:00am to 8:00pm

Please contact your state election office for additional voting information, or click here to learn more about voting absentee in your state.

Where do I vote?

Find out here.
For more information, contact your state election office.

What do you need to bring?

If you’ve previously voted in a federal election in New Jersey, you don’t need to bring an ID with you to the polls.

If you did not provide identification at the time of registration or if the identification information could not be verified, you must show identification at the polling place when you go to vote.

Identification may include, but not limited to, any current and valid photo ID such as:

  • Driver's license
  • Student or job ID
  • Military or other government ID
  • Store membership ID
  • United States passport


  • Bank statement
  • Car registration
  • Government check or document
  • Non-photo drivers license
  • Rent receipt
  • Sample ballot
  • Utility bill
  • Or any other official document

For more information, contact your state election office.

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