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).
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 election. Voters are 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.

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 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.

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

Click here for a guide to completing your Application for a Vote by Mail Ballot.

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.

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.
Click here to find a complete list of upcoming elections and registration deadlines. 

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.
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.

Click here to see a list of polling locations open for the 2021 elections.

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.