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 find the Voter Registration form for your County of residence.
Vote by Mail ballots are available for any registered voter for any elections. You do not need an reason to request a ballot, but you must complete an application.

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.
DATE CHANGE: 2020 Primary Election: Tuesday, July 7, 2020
           Voter Registration Deadline: Tuesday, June 16, 2020

2020 General Election: Tuesday, November 3, 2020
           Voter Registration Deadline: Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Vote By Mail Application Deadlines:
            Primary Election: If you apply through the mail, your county clerk must receive your application by June 30, 2020. You may apply in-person to your county clerk until 8 pm, July 7, 2020. Locate your county clerk's office here.

             General Election: If you apply through the mail, your county clerk must receive your application by October 27, 2020. You may apply in-person to your county clerk until 3 pm, November 2, 2020. Locate your county clerk's office here.

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.
Not sure where to vote? Your polling place is located on your sample ballot, which you should receive at least one week before every election. You can also use this online polling place locator:

Click here to find your polling location.

In 2018, the League of Women Voters of New Jersey sponsored and/or moderated over 75 Candidate Forums across the state.

Check out our Events page to view upcoming forums in your area.
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.

DATE CHANGE: May 13, 2020 is the deadline for Change of Party Affiliation Forms for Primary Election to be filed with County Commissioners of Registration

Click here to find the Party Affiliation Declaration Form.