COVID-19 - VOTING INFORMATION & RESOURCES
The League of Women Voters of New Jersey believes defending democracy and empowering voters is crucial as the COVID-19 pandemic impacts our lives and our elections. This page will be updated often to ensure voters have the information they need to participate at the ballot box. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Jesse Burns at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here for LWVNJ's Nonpartisan Voter Engagement Toolkit.
COVID-19 Impact on the
November General Election
Register to Vote
The registration deadline for the upcoming General Election is October 13, 2020. Be sure to re-register if you move, if you change your name, or if you have finished a sentence of incarceration. Remember - people on parole or probation can register to vote! Not sure if your registration is up to date? Check your registration status to make sure it is active and your information is correct.
The League of Women Voters is a proud partner with Project 555: Youth Voter Engagement. They are a student-led, nonpartisan, virtual voter registration and education project focusing on High School seniors. The goal of this initiative is to reach out to every public high school (509 in total) and 46 of the largest private high schools in New Jersey before the October 13th voter registration deadline and maintain contact with these students through the November election via social media, phone calls and a number of other digital platforms. If you have a connection to a public or private high school that would like to provide voter education to students, please contact email@example.com.
How to Complete a Vote-by-Mail Ballot
Find Your Polling Place and
Drop Box Locations
While the League encourages everyone to vote-by-mail if they can, voters still have the option to vote in person. Each municipality will be required to open at least one polling place. All counties must ensure that at least 50% of their total polling places are open. Any voter who chooses to cast their vote in-person at their polling place will do so using a provisional ballot. Individuals with disabilities will have access to an ADA-conforming voting machine. Polling places will be open from 6 am to 8 pm.
LWVNJ Ballot Question Analyses
News & Announcements:
All of your questions about voting in the Nov. 3 election, answered here - NorthJersey.com, September 29, 2020
Voting by mail? Here are the 5 top reasons N.J. mail-in ballots were rejected during the primary. - NJ.com, September 28, 2020
Report Details What Worked, What Didn’t and What Should be Fixed for Upcoming Elections - NJ Social Justice Institute, September 25, 2020
NJ Election 2020: Voting in New Jersey. Your questions answered - NJ Spotlight, September 24, 2020
One in 10 Ballots Rejected in Last Month’s Vote-by-Mail Elections - NJ Spotlight, June 10, 2020
Montclair’s Mail-In Balloting Process Undergoing Sharp Scrutiny - Montclair Local, May 20, 2020
Organizations Sue, Try to Force State to Fix Problems with Vote-by-Mail Signature Verification - NJ Spotlight, May 19, 2020
Voting rights groups laud Murphy’s hybrid primary plan - New Jersey Globe, May 18, 2020
New Jersey Primary Will Be Primarily Vote-By-Mail Election As COVID-19-Related Deaths Eclipse 10,000 - CBSPhilly, May 15, 2020
Coronavirus Pandemic Updates: Election-day voter registration for N.J. primary? - WHYY, March 27, 2020
All Special Elections and School Board Elections this Year will be VBM - InsiderNJ, March 19, 2020
Gov. Murphy signs executive order to postpone NJ elections - FOX29 Philadelphia, March 19, 2020
League of Women Voters of New Jersey suspends all in-person events