New Jersey Voter Information

Facts At A Glance

Registration Deadline: October 17th (by mail)

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Do First Time Voters Need ID?

yes

Do All Voters Need ID?

yes

Complete New Jersey Voter ID Laws

Do 1st time voters need ID? Yes
Do all voters need ID? Yes
Student ID accepted? Yes

 

What forms of ID are acceptable?

  • Any current and valid photo ID, including:
    • A driver’s license
    • Student or employee photo ID
    • Military or other government photo ID
    • Store membership photo ID
    • U.S. passport
  • Any of the following documents if they have your name and address on them:
    • Bank statement, car registration, government check or other document, non-photo driver’s license, rent receipt, sample ballot, utility bill (including cell phone bills and student housing bills), or any other official document (including other bills).

New Jersey Student Voter Info

Students who lived in New Jersey before moving elsewhere to attend school, and who wish to establish or keep their New Jersey voting residency (i.e., at their parents’ New Jersey address), should have no problem doing so unless they have already registered to vote in another state. In New Jersey, you have the right to vote at your college address so long as you actually live there and are interested in and concerned with your college community, even if you plan to return to where you previously lived after finishing school. The New Jersey Supreme Court has expressly held that all students may vote where they choose.

New Jersey Ex-Offender Voter Info

Individuals convicted of a felony are ineligible to vote while incarcerated, on parole, or on probation. Voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of all supervised release. Ex-offenders should re-register to vote.