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New Jersey Voter Info

The general election is Nov 8, 2022
New Jersey, here’s all the info you need to know!

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Important Dates to know, New Jersey!

New Voter Registration Deadline

Tue May 17, 2022

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Post received by Tue May 31, 2022

Early Voting

Sat Oct 29, 2022 10:00AM
Sun Nov 6, 2022

Can I Vote by Mail? (Absentee)

Postmarked by Tue Nov 8, 2022
In-Person, Received by Tue Nov 8, 2022 8:00PM EST
Post received by Tue Nov 1, 2022
In-Person Request by Mon Nov 7, 2022 3:00PM EST

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

Am I eligible to register to vote?

You are eligible to vote in New Jersey if you:
  • Are a U.S citizen
  • Are a resident of New Jersey
  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day
  • Live in the precinct where you vote for at least 30 days prior to the election
You are NOT eligible to vote in New Jersey if:
  • You are in prison or detention or jail or penal institution
  • You were disqualified from voting due to a court order
Restorative Requirements
  • If you have completed a felony prison sentence, even if you are still on parole or probation, then you are immediately eligible to register to vote.
You may preregister to vote in New Jersey
  • At the age of 17
Service members and their dependents may register and request a ballot using the federal voter registration/ballot request form ("FPCA"). You will have the following identification options when completing the form:
  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number
U.S. citizens living abroad have the right to vote as absentee voters, provided they are eligible to vote in their state. If you are living outside of the U.S. permanently, indefinitely, or temporarily, your voting rights stay with you, even if you never voted when you lived in the U.S. To vote from overseas:
  • Complete and send an overseas voter registration/ballot request form to your election office in the U.S. This is one specific form that will register you as an overseas voter and request your absentee ballot – simultaneously.

Can I vote if I have a record?

Please use our eligibility tool to find out if you can vote.

I am a college student. Where do I register to vote?

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.

Will I need ID?

To register to vote in New Jersey you should provide one of the following:
  • Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number
  • Your New Jersey Driver's License Number
  • Your New Jersey non-driver ID number
If you do not have any of these IDs, you can provide a copy of one of the following with your registration application:
  • Current and Valid Photo ID
  • Document showing Proof of Address
If you registered to vote in New Jersey, you may be required to present valid ID if you are voting for the first time or your registration is incomplete. You can use any ID from this list:
  • Other Government ID
  • Valid US Passport
  • Store Membership Card
  • Rent Receipt
  • Valid Employee ID
  • Valid New Jersey Driver's License
  • Valid Student ID
  • Valid Military ID
  • Valid New Jersey Non-photo Driver's License
  • Sample Ballot mailed to you
  • Valid New Jersey Vehicle Registration
  • Utility Bill
  • Bank Statement

The info on this page is for:

New Jersey Voter Info

If you want info for a different state or U.S. territory, go here