Voting is always important -- but this year it's both important and challenging. Join the League of Women Voters to learn about all our voting options and how to help and encourage others to vote. LWV's Ellen Kemp will cover everything from registration and mail in voting to in person voting and all the deadlines involved and voter education materials available.
Recorded on October 7th, 2020
Registration and Ballot Information
Set up an account to see if your ballot was received/accepted: https://voter.svrs.nj.gov/auth/sign-up
Voters are advised to check their registration status: https://voter.svrs.nj.gov/registration-check
Online voter registration is now active: https://voter.svrs.nj.gov/register
In previous years, primaries for Congressional and local offices were held the first Tuesday after the first Monday in June. (P.L.2005 c.136). Due to Covid-19, the 2020 Primary Election was held in July 2020.
Includes: Register - Vote by Mail - Upcoming Elections and Deadlines
Effective January 1, 2008, New Jersey will require voting machines to produce a voter-verified paper record for each vote cast that could be used in the event of a recount. P.L.2005 c.137)
MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ON LEGISLATION IS AVAILABLE AT www.njleg.state.nj.us
VOTER REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Voter Identification Requirements
The Help American Vote Act (HAVA) requires that voter registration applications include a place for an applicant to provide either a driver's license number or the last four digits of his or her Social Security number. This registration requirement is new to New Jersey. In addition, HAVA provides that anyone who registered to vote by mail after January 1, 2003 and did not vote previously in a federal election in the state, will be allowed to cast a machine vote only after presenting one of the following items to election officers at the polling place: a current, valid photo identification; utility bill; bank statement; government check; paycheck; or a government document with the voter's name and address.
For more information, go to New Jersey Division of Elections.
Click to download Voter Registration Form.
Print and complete it. Then mail to your County Commissioner of Elections, listed below:
Mercer County Commissioner of Registration
640 S. Broad Street
P.O. Box 8068
Trenton, NJ 08650-0068
Middlesex County Commissioner of Registration
777 Jersey Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-3605
Somerset County Commissioner of Registration
20 Grove Street
Somerville, NJ 08876-1262
For other counties and further information about voter registration,
go to the League of Women Voters of New Jersey.
or call the VOTER INFORMATION HOTLINE: 1-800-792-VOTE.
For a Vote by Mail application and instructions go to Vote by Mail.