Voting in New Jersey
Voter Registration In New Jersey
Who Can Register In New Jersey
To register to vote in New Jersey, you must:
- Be a U.S. citizen
- Be a resident of your New Jersey county for 30 days before the election
- Be at least 17 years old
- Not have been convicted of a felony, or have been convicted but have completed your sentence
You must register to vote at least 21 days before the election you wish to vote in.
New Jersey Election Day Registration
New Jersey does not offer Election Day registration, so be sure to submit your voter registration before the deadline.
You can pre-register to vote in New Jersey when you turn 17.
Voting Rights Restoration
New Jersey does restore the right to vote upon completion of sentence, including parole and/or probation.
If you have a past conviction, learn more about your eligibility to vote here.
Voting In New Jersey
Where To Vote In New Jersey
You can search for your polling place here.
Vote-by-mail & Absentee
No excuse is needed to vote by mail in New Jersey.
Early Voting In New Jersey
New Jersey offers in-person absentee voting. No excuse is needed to vote absentee-in-person. There is no early voting in New Jersey, only vote by mail.
Primary Elections In New Jersey
New Jersey has closed primaries. Voters registered with a particular party may only vote in that party's primary. For congressional and state primary elections, voters can choose to affiliate with a party at the polls on Election Day if the voter is unaffiliated. 17-year-olds cannot vote in the primary election even if they will be 18 by the corresponding general election.
Voter ID In New Jersey
Additional New Jersey Resources
Your State Election Official
New Jersey Secretary of State
Phone number: 609.292.3760