This Nov. 2, the governor and the entire state Legislature is on the ballot.

If you are not yet registered to vote, you can do so online at vote.nj.gov. The voter registration deadline for the General Election is Oct. 12.

There are three ways registered voters can exercise their right to vote to vote in this year’s election.

Vote by mail

Registered voters can apply for a vote-by-mail ballot by following the instructions found at vote.nj.gov or by contacting their county clerk’s offices. Applications to vote-by-mail must be received at your county clerk’s office by Oct. 26. The application forms found at vote.nj.gov include the appropriate address for your county.

Once you receive and vote your mail-in-ballot, you have three options for how to return it.

  • By mail: Your vote-by-mail ballot must be postmarked on or before Nov. 2 and be received by your county’s board of elections on or before Nov. 8.
  • Secure ballot drop box: Place your vote-by-mail ballot in of your county’s secure ballot drop boxes no later than 8 p.m. on Nov. 2. Drop box locations can be found at vote.nj.gov.
  • Board of Elections office: Deliver your vote-by-mail ballot in person to your county board of elections office by no later than 8 p.m. on Nov. 2. County election officials contact information can be found at vote.nj.gov.

Not sure if you’re already enrolled to receive your ballot by mail? You can check your status at vote.nj.gov under “Track My Ballot.”

In-person early voting

This new option enables all registered voters to cast their ballot in person, using a voting machine, during a nine-day period prior to Nov. 2. You can now choose to vote, in person, when it’s most convenient for your schedule.

No matter where you live in the county, you can vote your specific ballot at any of your county’s designated in-person early voting locations. Find your county’s locations at vote.nj.gov.

In-person early voting locations will be open Saturday, Oct. 23 through Sunday, Oct. 31. Hours will be Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. No appointment is necessary. Accommodations will be made for voters with disabilities.

Vote-by-mail ballots cannot be returned to your early voting location or polling place.

At your polling place on Election Day

Vote in person at your polling place, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 2. Accommodations will be made for voters with disabilities.

Go to vote.nj.gov for your polling place, listed on the Polling Locations page.

Vote-by-mail ballots cannot be returned to your early voting location or polling place.

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