Vote By Mail

Voted absentee ballota are due

Election Day.

Absentee ballot application deadlines

  • In Person: 1 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: 7 days before Election Day.
  • Online: N/A

Voter Registration Rules

To register in New Jersey you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be at least 17 years of age; you may register to vote if you are at least 17 years old but cannot vote until reaching the age of 18
  • Be a resident of NJ and your county and at your address at least 30 days before the next election
  • Not be serving a sentence or on parole or probation as the result of a conviction of any indictable offense under the laws of this or another state or of the United States
  • Not be declared mentally incompetent by a court

How to get an absentee ballot

  1. Use our Absentee Ballot Tool to prepare your application.
  2. Sign and date the form. This is very important!
  3. Return your completed application to your Local Election Office as soon as possible.
  4. All Local Election Offices will accept mailed or hand-delivered forms. If it's close to the deadline, call and see if your Local Election Office will let you fax or email the application.
  5. Make sure your application is received by the deadline. Your application must actually arrive by this time -- simply being postmarked by the deadline is insufficient.
  6. Please contact your Local Election Office if you have any further questions about the exact process.

Once you get your absentee ballot

  1. Once you receive the ballot, carefully read and follow the instructions.
  2. Sign and date where indicated.
  3. Mail your voted ballot back to the address indicated on the return envelope.
  4. Your voted ballot must arrive by the deadline or it will not be counted.