Requirements to vote:
18 in the next election.
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 www.state.nj.us/state/elections/voter-registration.shtml
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.