Election Day is Nov. 6 – Polls open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Last day to register to vote: Oct. 16
Vote by Mail application due: Oct. 30
Last day to apply in person for a Vote by Mail ballot: Nov. 5 (up to 3 p.m.)
Is every eligible voter in your household registered? A voter registration form can be obtained at njelections.org. Click on “Voter Registration and Voting” in the left-hand sidebar. Forms are available in English and Spanish and by county of residence. Because the application needs a valid signature, you cannot register online. Select the form for your county, fill it out on screen, then print it and sign it. The form already includes your county clerk’s address and is mail-ready. If you can print it double-sided, all you need to do is fold it, tape it, and mail it. It doesn’t even need a stamp.
Vote by mail
You do not need a reason to vote by mail. Simply request a Vote by Mail ballot. In New Jersey, any voter can vote by mail in any election. To apply for a Vote by Mail ballot, go to njelections.org, click on “Vote by Mail” and scroll down to the form for your county of residence. Print it, complete it, and sign it. Like the voter registration form, the application already includes your county clerk’s address and is mail-ready. As long as you can print it double-sided, all you need to do is fold it, tape it, and mail it. But for this application, you’ll need a stamp.
The county clerk cannot accept faxed or emailed copies of an Application for Vote by Mail, unless you are a military or overseas voter, because an original signature is required.