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New Jersey voter registration guide

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New Jersey voter registration deadlines

  • Register to vote (online): Received by October 13, 2020
  • Register to vote (by mail): Received by October 13, 2020
  • Register to vote (in person): Received by October 13, 2020

Check your New Jersey voter registration status

  • If you can't remember if you're registered to vote, or you want to make sure your information is correct, you can check your New Jersey registration using the New Jersey voter registration lookup tool.
  • If you're not registered to vote, or you need to update your voter registration information, follow the instructions below.

New Jersey voter registration rules

To register in New Jersey you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be 17 years old to register and 18 years old by Election Day
  • be a resident of NJ and your county and at your address at least 30 days before the next election
  • not be incarcerated for a felony
  • not be declared mentally incompetent by a court

Register to vote online in New Jersey

  • You must include your New Jersey driver's license number, New Jersey state ID number, or the last 4 digits of your social security number with your online voter registration application. If you are including only your social security number, your must be able to sign on the screen or upload your signature.
  • Visit the New Jersey online voter registration tool.
  • Fill out all the required fields.
  • You will be registered to vote as soon as you finish the workflow.
  • You should receive your voter registration card in the mail within 2-3 weeks. If not, you might want to follow up with your Local Election Office.
  • The deadline to register to vote online is received by October 13, 2020.

Register to vote by mail in New Jersey

  1. Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  2. Box 6 - ID Number: Enter your New Jersey driver’s license number OR the last 4 digits of your social security number. If you don't have either number, write “NONE” on the form.
  3. Box 7 - Choice of Party: You must register with a party to vote in that party's primaries. If you have never voted in a primary before, you can declare your party affilation at the polls on Election Day. If you are not a first time voter, you will need to submit a Political Party Declaration Form at least 50 days before the primary election. You cannot use the voter registration form to declare your political party.
  4. Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank.
  5. Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store: just ask the cashier to sell you one.
  6. Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your Local Election Office.
  7. Your voter registration form must be received by October 13, 2020

Register to vote in person in New Jersey

  1. Contact your Local Election Office to find where to register to vote in person.
  2. New Jersey voters must provide their New Jersey driver's license number, state ID number, or the last four digits of their social security number with their voter registration application.

Local Election Office

Contact your Local Election Office if you have questions about New Jersey voter registration.

Statewide election office

This is the statewide agency that is ultimately responsible for New Jersey elections. You can contact them with questions, but your Local Election Office will probably respond faster.

New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety  
Division of Elections  
PO BOX 304  
Trenton, NJ 08625‐0304