New Jersey

21% of 18-29 year olds voted in New Jersey in 2022*

*Source CIRCLE - Youth Voting and Civic Engagement in America

The New Jersey voter registration deadline is October 15, 2024. Voters can apply online, in-person, or by mailing a completed application.

Check Registration Status

Check your New Jersey voter registration status here.



In order to register to vote, you must be a U.S. citizen, at least 17 years old (must be 18 years old on Election Day to vote), and a resident of the New Jersey county in which you wish to vote for 30 days.

  • You cannot register to vote if you are serving a sentence of incarceration as a result of a conviction of an indictable offense. See more information here.
  • College students can choose to vote in New Jersey or their home state, but may only be registered in one state. See more information here.


The deadline to register to vote in New Jersey for the General Election is October 15, 2024.


Voter Registration Process

There are three methods of voter registration in New Jersey: online, mail in a printable application, or in-person.

  • New Jersey practices automatic voter registration.
  • The printable application link does not bring you to a actual application, you have to scroll and find the application for your specific New Jersey County
  • Further voter registration information for New Jersey can be found here.

This page was last updated on July 19, 2023.

Questions? Contact us here.

New Jersey offers in-person, by-mail, and early voting in the 2024 General Election.

Vote-By-Mail Practices

Any registered voter in New Jersey may request to vote-by-mail, and is not required to provide a reason. Click here to find your county’s vote by mail application.

  • The application to vote by mail must be received by the County Clerk seven days before the election (October 29, 2024). You can also apply in person to the county clerk until 3pm the day before the election (November 4, 2024).
  • The deadline for your absentee ballot to be received by the Clerk’s office is 8pm on Election Day or postmarked by Election Day and received by your County Board of Elections no later than 8pm on November 11, 2024.
  • If your absentee ballot does not have a postmark date, it can still be received and be considered valid by no later than 8pm on November 7, 2024.
  • Further absentee/by-mail voting information for New Jersey is listed here.

Early Voting

New Jersey offers early voting.

  • Early voting begins October 26, 2024 and ends November 3, 2024. Polling locations will be open from at least 10 am to 8 pm on Mondays through Saturdays, and from at least 10 am to 6 pm on Sundays.

Poll Finder

Locate your polling place here.


Election Day Practices

On Election Day, the polls are open 6am – 8pm.

  • If your voter registration information is current and accurate, you do not require identification for voting. If you are a first-time voter who registered by mail and did not provide verification with your registration application, you will be asked to provide identification (NJ driver’s license, US passport, bank statement, utility bill, or any other official document). In-person voting is done by paper ballot, provisional ballot, or by voting machine (for people with disabilities). If you choose to go to your designated polling place, you must bring your completed ballot with you (otherwise you will vote on a provisional paper ballot).
  • Further New Jersey voting information is listed here.

This page was last updated on July 19, 2023.

Questions? Contact us here.