Vote by Mail

Special Notes

In New Jersey, any voter can now Vote by Mail for any election. You do not need a reason for a Vote by Mail Ballot.

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A voter may apply for an absentee ballot by completing a Vote by Mail Application and mailing the application to their County Clerk by mail up to 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. The County Clerk cannot accept faxed copies of an Absentee Ballot Application since an original signature is required.

PRINT and fill out completely Vote by Mail Application.

Print and sign your name where indicated. Failure to do so may result in the rejection of your application.

Mail or deliver to your County Clerk's office.


You must be a registered voter.

You will not be permitted to vote at your polling place in the same election.

Your ballot will be mailed on or after the 40th day prior to the Election.

Do not submit more than one application for the same election.

You will receive instructions with your absentee ballot.

Your absentee ballot must be received by the County Board of Elections no later than 8:00 PM (close of the polls) the day of the election.

You must apply for each election you intend to vote by an absentee ballot.


This application must be received by the County Clerk no later than 7 days prior to the election. If you fail to meet this time period, you may come in person (or via authorized messenger if sick or confined) up until 3:00 PM the day prior to the election.

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New Jersey County Clerks

Mail or take your completed Vote by Mail Application (as per instructions above) to your County Clerk listed below.