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Last Updated: 06/16/2021

Upcoming Elections

The voter registration deadline for the November general election is October 12th. Register to vote online.

To check your registration status, use the Division of Elections' Voter Search Tool.

To find your polling place or a secure ballot drop box near you, visit the NJ Voter Information Portal.

To request a vote-by-mail ballot, visit the NJ Division of Elections' Vote-by-Mail information page.

Note: Your application for a vote-by-mail ballot must be received by your local County Clerk seven days prior to the election.

Petitions For Initiatives, Referendums, and Candidate Nominating Petitions

Governor Murphy has issued an Executive Order allowing both electronic and in-person collection of signatures and submission of any candidate, delegate, recall, initiative, referendum, or other petitions for the June Primary Election.

All campaigns should adhere to proper COVID-19 health and safety guidance.

For more information, visit the New Jersey Division of Elections.

Voting Resources For Individuals With Disabilities

Disability Rights New Jersey (DRNJ) has free voting resources available for individuals with disabilities including a voting rights guide in English and Spanish.

2021 Primary Election

The June 8th Primary Election was primarily conducted in person. As always, voters had the ability to request a vote-by-mail ballot for any reason.

2020 General Election

On December 7, 2020, Secretary of State Tahesha Way certified New Jersey's general election results and Governor Phil Murphy signed the Certificate of Ascertainment.

With 4,635,000 votes cast and certified, New Jersey set a new state record for most ballots cast in an election.

The November 3rd General Election was primarily held through vote-by-mail. All active registered New Jersey voters automatically received a prepaid return-postage vote-by-mail ballot from their County Clerks.

Voters could choose to return their ballot:

  • by mail, postmarked on or before November 3 and received by your county's Board of Elections on or before November 10
  • through a secure drop box in your county by 8 pm on November 3
  • to your county's Board of Elections Office by 8 pm on November 3
  • at your polling place by 8 pm on November 3

Voters could also vote in-person at a polling location on November 3, but only by paper provisional ballot.

To track your mail-in ballot, visit the New Jersey Voter Registration System online and create an account if you don't already have one. You can also call your County Election Officials to track your mail-in ballot.

For more information, visit the New Jersey Division of Elections.

Source: https://nj.gov/state/elections/candidate-information.shtml; Executive Order No. 193; Executive Order No. 216