Register to Vote
The registration deadline for the 2021 General Election
is October 12, 2021
.

You can register to vote if you are a U.S. citizen, 17 years old (with the understanding you may not vote before your 18th birthday), have been a resident of your NJ county 30 days before the elections, and you are not currently serving a sentence of incarceration for a felony conviction. Individuals on probation or parole are eligible to register to vote.
Remember to re-register to vote if you change your name, address, or are no longer serving a sentence of incarceration. Not sure if you're registration is up to date? Check now!
Check Your Voter Registration Status
VOTE BY MAIL
In New Jersey, any eligible registered voter can Vote by Mail – you do not need a reason to request a Vote by Mail ballot, but you DO need to apply.

A voter may vote by mail by completing the Application for Vote by Mail Ballot and returning the application to their County Clerk.

To receive your ballot by mail, the application must be received by your County Clerk by October 26, 2021 (7 days prior to the election). A voter may also apply in person to the County Clerk until 3:00 p.m., the day before the election.

County Clerks cannot accept faxed or emailed copies of an application for Vote by Mail Ballot, unless you are a Military or Overseas Voter, because an original signature is required.
Locate Your County Clerk's Office
Returning Vote by Mail Ballots
Voters can return a completed vote by mail ballot one of three ways:
1. By mail: Ballots must be postmarked by Tuesday, November 2, 2021 (Election Day).

2. Using a secure ballot drop box: by 8pm on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 (Election Day).

3. In-person at your Board of Elections office: by 8pm on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 (Election Day).


A ballot drop box is a secure, locked structure operated by election officials where voters may deliver their ballots from the time they receive them in the mail up to the time polls close at 8 pm on Election Day, November 2, 2021.

There will be at least 10 drop boxes located throughout each county, which will be available 24 hours a day. Drop boxes will be under surveillance by security cameras and collected daily by county election officials.
Locate Your Secure Drop Box
Voters can track their ballot using the Division of Elections “Track My Ballot” tool. You will be able to see when your ballot has been received and accepted.
Track Your Ballot
Ballot Curing

If your vote-by-mail ballot or provisional ballot was missing your signature or the county Board of Elections has determined that your signature does not match the signature in your voting record, your county Board of Elections will provide you an opportunity to certify that you did, in fact, cast that ballot. You will receive an email/call/letter with information about what you need to do in order to have your ballot counted. This is often called "ballot curing."

Learn more about ballot curing.
EARLY VOTING
New Jersey voters are now able to vote early in-person, using a voting machine, during a nine-day period prior to Election Day.

Early voting will take place from October 23, 2021 to October 31, 2021. During this time, a limited number of polling locations will be open from 10 am-8 pm on weekdays and Saturdays, and from 10 am-6 pm on Sundays.


Find Your Polling

Place
Polls are open 6 am - 8 pm on Election Day. You should receive a sample ballot with your polling location.

You can also use this online polling place locator:
Locate Your
Polling Place
Looking for information about the candidates on your ballot?
Want to learn more about voting in this election?
Visit Vote411.org
The League of Women Voters of New Jersey uses Vote411.org during election seasons to ask candidates important policy questions.

Simply enter your address and generate your upcoming ballot!

Become a Poll Worker!

The New Jersey Division of Elections is seeking New Jersey citizens to assist in the upcoming election by serving as poll workers. Poll workers play a critical role in every election by assisting voters in navigating the in-person election process.

Citizens of all ages, including college and high school students, are encouraged to apply. Training is required and will be provided. If you are interested, please fill out the application below.

Access the Poll Worker Application
LWVNJ Ballot Question

Analyses

Get Out the Vote (GOTV) Opportunities!

Turnout in odd-year elections is extremely low - but together, we can increase participation in our democracy. As we continue to battle COVID-19 and with the introduction of in-person early voting it is important to provide election information so voters know all of their voting options.

Training and assistance will be provided during all GOTV events. *This is a nonpartisan GOTV effort*. LWVNJ does not endorse or oppose any candidates or political parties. All participants are encouraged to sign up - no prior experience necessary. Please reach out to Melissa Marks at mmarks@lwvnj.org with any GOTV questions or if you'd like additional support hosting or participating in any of these events. If you are a local League leader, please consider hosting a GOTV event for your members.

Sign Up to Text Bank!
Last Spring, LWVNJ contacted 40,000 voters to answer their questions about casting a ballot in the Primary. HELP US DOUBLE OUR EFFORTS THIS FALL by signing up to text bank!

Sign Up to Lit Drop!
Early Voting is new to New Jersey this election! Make sure New Jersey residents know how and when Early Voting works one neighborhood at a time! Sign up to receive informative door hangers and flyers from LWVNJ. You can either distribute them around your town, or we can give you a list of registered voters. Help inform voters while walking your dog, going on a run, or grabbing dinner.

Sign Up to Send Postcards
Make sure New Jersey voters know about the election changes this year! Host a postcard party with your League or request a small stack of postcards to send from your kitchen table. We will provide you with sample messages, important election information, postcards, a mailing list, and stamps! We just need you!

KNOW
YOUR
RIGHTS
Your vote is important. LWVNJ is here to make sure you have the information you need to participate in our democracy.
Know Your RightsNJ Voter Information Portal FAQs
NONPARTISAN VOTER ENGAGEMENT TOOLKIT
Are you looking for resources to help share accurate and nonpartisan information about the upcoming election?

Our Nonpartisan Voter Engagement Toolkit contains guides, FAQs, social media graphics, and more to empower voters to confidently participate in the democratic process.
Access the Nonpartisan Voter Engagement Toolkit