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Requirements to vote:

  • 18 in the next election.

  • US Citizen.

  • Resident of New Jersey and your county for 30 days before Election Day.

  • Not be serving a sentence, probation, or parole as a result of a felony conviction.

  • Not be related mentally incompetent by a court.

  • If you were registered to vote before you were convicted, you must complete a new voter registration form once you have served your time.

  • If you are a pre-trial detainee or on bail pending appeal, you do not lose your right to vote.

  • If you have any questions, please contact your County Commissioner of Registration.

How do I register?

  • In the state of New Jersey, you can register to vote via mail or in person. You cannot register online. 

  • To register via mail or in person, you must fill out a Voter Registration and/or Party Affiliation Form and send it to the County Commissioner of Registration or Superintendent of Elections of local county. Forms can be found at

    • The deadline to register is 21 days before Election Day. If you are registering via mail, your form must be postmarked by the deadline. 

  • You may sign up to vote when applying for a license at your local DMV.

Can I pre-register?

  • You can pre-register if you are 17 years old and will be 18 on or by Election Day.

  • You may not vote in the primary election if you are 17, even if you will be 18 by the general election.

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