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

Key Dates

Oct 18

Registration Deadline

Oct 29 – Nov 6

Early Voting

Sep 20

Recommended Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Request By Date

Nov 1

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

Nov 7

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

Nov 8

Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Postmarked Deadline

Nov 8

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 November 1 by mail, or by November 7 in person. We recommend you request your ballot by October 20 in case of any mail delays. All ballots must be submitted by November 8.

    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?

    Yes! You can vote early from October 29 to November 6. Early voting locations will be open from at least 10 am to 8 pm on Mondays through Saturdays, and from at least 10 am to 6 pm on Sundays.

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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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  • How do I cast my ballot?

    If you are voting by mail, you can return your ballot by mail or in-person. Note that your vote by mail ballot cannot be returned to your polling place. For in-person voting, polling places will be open from 6am to 8pm. You can find the polling place closest to you here.

    Find Your Polling Place


Since 2020, it’s gotten easier to cast your ballot in New Jersey. Here are the changes you need to pay attention to:

When making a plan to vote…

  • Say hello to early voting, which runs the week before the general election from Saturday to Saturday! 
  • If you don’t vote by mail for four years straight, you’ll no longer have mail ballots sent to you afterwards. An easy way around this – keep voting!


  • 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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