VOTING

We are all equal at the ballot box, but only if we vote. The League of Women Voters of New Jersey Education Fund is ready to answer all of your voting questions! We have the nonpartisan information you need to be informed and empowered to cast your ballot.
If you can’t find what you are looking for or have any questions, please email us or call us at 1-800-792-VOTE (8683).

For information about voting and elections during the COVID-19 pandemic, visit our new resource page.

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. Effective March 17, 2020, individuals on probation or parole are eligible to register to vote. Remember to re-register to vote if you change your name, address, or complete your sentence.

Click here to Register to Vote online.

Click here to check your Voter Registration Status.

Click here to find the Voter Registration form for your County of residence.
Vote by Mail ballots are available for any registered voter for any elections. For the 2020 General Election, all active, registered voters will automatically receive a vote-by-mail ballot. Ballots will be mailed by Monday, October 5th.

Voters will be able to return ballots by mail, using a ballot drop box, in-person at their County Board of Elections, or at their polling place on Election Day. All ballots returned through the mail must be postmarked by November 3rd and received no later than 8 pm, November 10th. Ballots that lack postmarks due to postal error received by November 5th will be valid. Ballots returned in-person or in drop boxes must be returned by 8 pm on Election Day, November 3rd. All ballots will include a return envelope with first class prepaid postage.

If you do not receive your vote-by-mail ballot or if you need a replacement ballot, you should contact your County Clerk. If you need to apply for a vote-by-mail ballot, you can apply through the mail or in-person. To receive your ballot by mail, the applications must be received by your County Clerk by October 23. You can apply in-person to your County Clerk prior to 8 pm, November 3rd (Election Day).

Locate your county clerk's office here.

Voters can track their ballot using the “Track My Ballot” tool on the New Jersey Division of Elections website. You will be able to see when your ballot has been received and accepted.

Click here to track your ballot.

Click here to find the Application to Vote By Mail for your County of Residence.

Looking for information about candidates? Want to learn more about voting?
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!

Click here to be taken to the Vote411 tool.
2020 General Election: Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Voter Registration Deadline: Tuesday, October 13, 2020

General Election: All active registered voters will be automatically sent a vote-by-mail ballot without needing to apply. These ballots will be sent to the address where you are registered to vote. If you will be away and need your ballot sent elsewhere, please contact your County Clerk.

PLEASE NOTE: As a result of the unpredictability of the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be additional Executive Orders that will further impact voting and our elections. Join the League of Women Voters of New Jersey mailing list to receive up-to-date notifications.

Learn more about the upcoming election through Vote411.
For the 2020 General Election, not all polling places will be available. You should receive notification in the mail of your polling place from your County Clerk. You can also use this online polling place locator:

Click here to find your polling location.

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 on November 3rd from 6 am to 8 pm.

Click here to see a list of all polling locations open for the 2020 General Election.

2020 Voting Locations Resource NJ State Library

Each county will also have at least 10 secure ballot drop boxes for voters to submit their vote-by-mail ballots. Boxes are open 24 hours a day, monitored by security cameras, and collected daily by county election officials.

Click here to find a drop box location near you.
In NJ’s primary elections, you must be a declared member of a party to vote in that party’s primary. Registered voters currently affiliated with a political party who wish to change their party affiliation must file a political party affiliation declaration form 55 days before a primary election. Registered voters currently not affiliated may declare their affiliation up to and including primary election day at the polls.

Click here to find the Party Affiliation Declaration Form.