Instructions for voting

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  • How To: Register to Vote

    Voter registration requirements and deadlines. Register to vote

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    Find out how, where, and when to vote. How to vote

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How to Register to Vote

Registration requirements

  • Be a US citizen
  • Be at least 17 years old at the time of registration and at least 18 years by Nov 6
  • Live at a New Jersey address by Oct 9
  • Not serving a sentence (including parole) for a felony conviction
  • Not deprived of the right to vote for a criminal conviction under New Jersey election law, unless pardoned or your right to vote has been restored.
  • Not currently judged by a court to lack the capacity to understand the act of voting

How to Vote

Vote on Election Day
Nov 6

Polls are open 6 AM–8 PM. You’re allowed to vote if you’re in line by 8 PM.

Be sure to bring an accepted ID, if required.

Absentee ballot received by
November 6

Vote on Election Day
November 6

Polls are open 6 AM–8 PM. You’re allowed to vote if you’re in line by 8 PM.

Be sure to bring an accepted ID, if required.

Voting requirements
  • Be registered to vote in New Jersey. Check if you’re registered to vote.
  • Be a US citizen
  • Be at least 18 years old by Nov 6
  • Live at a New Jersey address
  • Not be serving a sentence (including parole) for a felony conviction
  • Not be deprived of the right to vote for a criminal conviction under New Jersey election law, unless pardoned or your right to vote has been restored
  • Not currently be judged by a court to lack the capacity to understand the act of voting

In person ID requirements

If you’re not voting for the first time in New Jersey, you don’t need to provide ID to vote by mail or in person

If you’re voting for the first time in your county, registered to vote by mail, and didn’t provide an ID number or copy of ID when you registered, attach a copy to your ballot or bring one of the following to vote:

  • Current photo ID (including a New Jersey driver’s license, a military or other government ID, a student or job ID, or US passport)
  • Current utility bill, bank statement, pay statement, government check, or other government document that shows your name and address

Frequently Asked Questions