Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
2014 Primary Election: May 13, 2014
2014 General Election: October 14, 2014
You must register 21 days before an election.
An individual wishing to register to vote must provide their driver's license number, or the last four digits of their social security number. If they do not have such numbers, they will need to provide a copy of an acceptable identifying document.
An acceptable identifying document includes:
How to Check Registration
If You Want to Vote Early
New Jersey does not have early voting, but any voter may vote absentee by mail.
If You Want to Vote Absentee
In New Jersey, any voter can now vote by absentee ballot by mail for any election.
Absentee Ballot Application (may be downloaded here)
Returning Absentee Ballots
New Jersey law requires certain registered voters to show identification in order to vote in person. Pursuant to the federal "Help America Vote Act of 2002" (HAVA), if you registered to vote by mail in your county after January 1, 2003, and never voted in a federal election in the county, you were required to provide your county commissioner of registration with identification.
If a voter does not provide identification to the county commissioner of registration or if the identification information could not be verified (i.e., the voter's driver's license number or the last four digits of their social security number), THEY MUST SHOW IDENTIFICATION AT THE POLLING PLACE WHEN THEY GO TO VOTE.
Acceptable identification includes, but is not limited to:
If you do not have identification, you will be able to vote by provisional ballot and will have until close of business on the day after the election to provide identification to the county elections office.
Moving Within the Same County
Moving to a Different County
Military and overseas citizens can use the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), also known as Standard Form 76, to register to vote and to request an absentee ballot. Visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program's (FVAP) New Jersey-specific FPCA page.
Military and overseas citizens can send and receive voting materials by fax and email. If you wish to use the fax or email options, you must indicate this on your FPCA. Instructions for doing so are found on the FVAP's New Jersey-specific FPCA page.
Military and overseas citizens can use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) if they are concerned with receiving their printed ballot and returning it by the 7:00 p.m., Election Day deadline. The FWAB is a blank ballot on which voters write-in their choices. The FWAB may also be used to register to vote and to apply for the absentee ballot, all in one step. If the FWAB is being used to register to vote, it must be received by the voter registration deadline. For specific instructions, visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program's New Jersey-specific FWAB page.
For more information for voters with mental disabilities, visit The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law and National Disability Rights Network’s document: “Voting Rights Guide for People with Mental Disabilities”
Information provided by Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights
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