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New Jersey

Upcoming Election Dates and Registration Deadlines

November 7, 2023

New Jersey General Election
Voter Registration Deadline
  • Postmarked: October 17, 2023
  • In-person request by: October 17, 2023
  • Online request by: October 17, 2023
Mail-in Ballot Request Deadline
  • Post received: October 31, 2023
  • In-person request by: November 6, 2023 by 3:00pm EST

Completed Mail-in Ballot Return Deadline
  • Postmarked: November 7, 2023
  • In-person received: November 7, 2023
  • Post received: November 13, 2023
Early Voting: October 28, 2023 – November 5, 2023 

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Mail-in Voting

Any voter may apply for vote-by-mail by completing the Application for Vote-By-Mail Ballot and returning the application to their County Clerk.

After you complete your Vote-By-Mail Ballot, return your ballot by one of three ways, mail it back, place it in one of your county’s Secure Ballot Drop Box Locations or return it to your County Board of Elections Office.

See more information about vote-by-mail here

Early Voting

Every county will provide registered voters with this option for the 2022 General Election. They will designate in-person early voting locations that will be open October 29, 2022 – November 6, 2022 (the in-person early voting period). Hours will be Monday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. and Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. No appointment is necessary.

See more information about early voting here

What to Expect
on Election Day

On Election Day, polls are open from 6 AM to 8 PM EST. 

This is a paper ballot election. All active, registered voters will receive a vote-by-mail ballot in the mail. Vote in person by provisional paper ballot will be provided at your polling place on Election Day. Provisional ballots are just like vote-by-mail ballots and will count.

Find your polling location.

Voter ID Requirements

Photo ID is not required to vote on Election Day unless you are a first-time voter that applied to vote by mail and did not provide your driver’s license or Social Security number.

Click here for more information on voter ID in New Jersey

Language Access

Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act requires certain jurisdictions to provide in-language voting materials in areas with a significant number of limited English proficient voters. 

Section 208

Section 208 of the Voting Rights Act states that, “Any voter who requires assistance to vote by reason of blindness, disability, or inability to read or write may be given assistance by a person of the voter’s choice, other than the voter’s employer or agent of the employer or office or agent of the voter’s union.” 

It is your right to bring your own interpreter to the polls, if you so choose. 

Have questions or need help voting?

Call 1-888-API-VOTE (1-888-274-8683).

Bilingual assistance is available in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Urdu, Hindi, and Bengali. Click here for more information.