New Jersey

ABOUT THIS STATE

New Jersey...what is there to say that hasn't already been said? Your state gave us legends like Bruce Springsteen, Whitney Houston, Bon Jovi and the @NJGov Twitter account. Here’s everything you need to know to be a voter in the Garden State this year.

Be a Voter

Do I Have an Election This Year?

New Jersey has statewide elections in 2021, including for governor and lieutenant governor, state senate and state house, school boards, and municipal governments. Learn more about what's on your ballot below.

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Key Dates

Jun 8

Primary Election Day

Sep 18

Vote by Mail ballots mailed out

Oct 12

Voter Registration Deadline

Oct 23 – Oct 31

Early In-Person Voting

Oct 26

Deadline to Request a Vote by Mail Ballot

Nov 2

General Election Day

Register to Vote

  • How do I make sure I’m registered?

    Double-check here.

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

    Sadly, no. The voter registration deadline for the November election is October 12, so make sure you're registered in time to vote!

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  • Can I vote early in person?

    Yes! Early in-person voting starts Saturday, October 23 and goes through Sunday, October 31.

    You can also drop off your Vote by Mail ballot early after they are sent out on Saturday, September 18th.

  • How do I return my ballot and how do I make sure it’s counted?

    When filling out your ballot, double-check the instructions to make sure you fill out the ballot correctly. Check if your ballot requires using a pen with black or blue ink, a signature on the envelope, any witness requirements and postage, if necessary. Your ballot must be delivered by 8 PM on Election Day.

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  • Does my state require my ballot to be postmarked or delivered by Election Day?

    Your ballot needs to be postmarked by Election Day or dropped in a drop box by 8pm.

  • Can I track my ballot?

    Yes, you can track your ballot here.

    Track Your Ballot
  • Do I need an ID to vote in person?

    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. Check for updates and learn more about your state's voter ID laws here:

    Voter ID

Resources

  • If you run into any issues while voting, call 1-833-DEM-VOTE (1-833-336-8683), a voter hotline is monitored 24/7/365 with voting experts who are ready to field questions pertaining to felon disenfranchisement, voter purging, poll worker misconduct, voter machines, accessibility, and more.

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

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  • Stay up to date with the latest out of New Jersey this election — check out the “Stronger. Fairer. Forward.” publication today.

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