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New Jersey

Summary
Deadlines
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Voter Friendliness

Voting Requirements
Needs Improvement
Registration Difficulty
Difficult
Voting Accessibility
Good

Upcoming Elections

  (1 of 1)  
Gubernatorial, Assembly, and State Senate General Election
General Election
Nov 2, 2021
Register by Oct 12, 2021
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Voting Qualifications

Not serving a sentence or on parole or probation as the result of a conviction of any indictable offense under the laws of this or another state or of the United States
Resident of your New Jersey county for at least 30 days before the election
18+ Years of Age

Deadlines

Early Voting

In Person  - 
Between 2 and 11 days before Election Day

Absentee Ballot

Mail  - 
Postmarked by Election Day
Mail  - 
Requested 7 days or more before Election Day
In Person  - 
Requested 1 day or more before Election Day

Voter Registration

Mail  - 
Received 21 days before Election Day
In Person  - 
21 days before Election Day

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Party Affiliation

A registered voter currently affiliated with a political party who wishes to change their party affiliation must file a Political Party Affiliation Declaration Form 55 days before a Primary Election. A registered voter currently not affiliated with a political party may declare their party affiliation up to and including Primary Election day.

Absentee Voter Rules

Any registered New Jersey voter may apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

Voter Identification

If you’ve voted in New Jersey before, you don’t need to provide ID to vote in person.

If you’re voting for the first time in your county, registered to vote by mail, and didn’t provide an ID number or copy of ID when you registered, bring one of the following to vote:

  • Current photo ID (including a New Jersey driver’s license, a military or other government ID, a student or job ID, or US passport)
  • Current utility bill, bank statement, pay statement, car registration, rent receipt, government check, or other government document that shows your name and address