New Jersey

Welcome New Jersey voters! Below you will find your upcoming election dates, voter registration deadlines, state requirements for Voter ID, as well as information on online voter registration, automatic voter registration, vote-by-mail, early voting, and minor pre-registration.


Primary Election Dates & Registration Deadlines

Party Primaries
Registration Deadlines
Same Day Registration
Mail-In Online In-Person
June 5 May 15 (received) N/A May 15 No


General Election Dates & Registration Deadlines

General Election Registration Deadlines
Same Day Registration
Mail-In Online In-Person
November 6 October 16 (received) N/A October 16 No


Online Voter Registration

New Jersey does not have online voter registration, but a voter can complete a printable form online and then print, sign, and submit it. You can complete the PDF here.

Voter ID

New Jersey has no voter ID requirements.


New Jersey does have “no-excuse” vote-by-mail. Your ballot request must be received 7 days prior to the Election Day if you want the ballot mailed to you; by 3:00 p.m. the day before the election if you apply in person with the County Clerk. Your ballot must be received by close of polls on Election Day.

Early Voting

New Jersey has in-person early voting. Early voting begins 45 days before Election Day and ends 3:00 p.m. the day before Election Day. Early voting is located at County Clerk’s Offices. More information early voting is available here.

Automatic Voter Registration (Motor Voter)

New Jersey has Automatic Voter Registration. It automatically registers individuals when they apply for or renew a drivers license or personal ID card unless the applicant opts out. Allows a path for other state agencies to do the same.

Minor Pre-Registration

New Jersey allows voters to pre-register at the age of 17.

Links to State-by-State Charts

2018 Election Dates & Deadlines

Online Voter Registration

Automatic Voter Registration

Vote By Mail

Early Voting

Voter ID

Content Updated Summer 2018


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