New Jersey has one of the most voter-friendly vote by mail programs in the country. Any registered and eligible New Jersey voter can vote by mail for any election, and for any reason.
However, once you apply to vote by mail, you cannot vote at the polls, even if you did not return your vote by mail ballot. This ensures fair elections and makes things less complicated for poll workers and the Division of Elections.
Vote by mail applications must be received by your county clerk’s office seven days prior to the election.
For the primary election, which will be held on Tuesday, July 7, you must apply for a mail-in ballot no later than June 30 and your completed ballot must be posted by July 7.
For the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 3, you must apply for a mail-in ballot no later than Oct. 27 and your completed ballot must be posted by Nov. 3.
You can choose to vote by mail for all future elections, or you can select specific elections (primary, general, fire, municipal, school, etc.).
To apply to vote by mail, you must fill out the application specific to your county and return it to your county clerk.
Don’t delay – apply to vote by mail today and encourage your family and friends to do the same. Protect your ability to participate in these important upcoming elections.