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How to vote in New Jersey! Everything you need to know from registering and voter ID laws to absentee voting and sample ballots!



Check your registration status:

Registration form:

Where to find a paper application:

Request an absentee/mail ballot:

Find your polling place:

Look at a sample ballot:


More states:

Google's simple "How to Register" system:

Hello New Jersey! Before you go out and vote, you've gotta make sure you're registered to vote. If you're not sure whether you're registered already, you can check using the link in the description. If you're not registered yet, or you've moved or changed your name since the last time you voted, you can print off the form using the link below and mail it in by October 18th if you want to be registered in time for the November presidential election. You can also find a paper application at a DMV office, or a whole bunch of social service agencies if you don't have access to a printer. The full list of places you can pick up a form is in the description. Once you've registered, you get to vote.

If you'd rather vote from the comfort of your own home, you should apply for an absentee ballot. All you have to do is go to the link below, scroll all the way down to the bottom and pick out the right form for your county and send it by November 1st. The sooner you apply, the sooner you get your ballot, so just open up a tab right and get your form. Just do it now. Then all you have to do is wait for your ballot to show up in the mail, fill it out at your own pace, and send it back so that your county clerk gets it by November 8th.

If you really want that in person voting experience, though, you can vote on November 8th between 6 am and 8 pm. There's a link in the description that will tell you where you need to go to vote. You'll need to bring an ID with you. This could be a photo ID, like a driver's license, state ID, student ID or passport, or a proof of residence, like a recent utility bill, bank statement, or a paycheck with your name and address on it. Either way, the election workers at your polling place are there to help you vote, so don't be afraid to ask questions if you aren't sure you have what you need.

I also recommend looking at a sample ballot ahead of time. You can get one on your county clerk's website, they’re all listed at the link below, and it'll tell you everything that you'll be able to vote for in addition to the presidential election. Now you don't have to vote for every single thing on the ballot, but if you want a chance to do some research on the candidates and issues in your local elections, it's a pretty good idea to look at a sample ballot first. You can even print it out, and fill it out, and bring it to the polls with you, so that you have a reminder of how you want to vote. There will be links for everything you need to check your registration, vote by mail, find your polling place, and get your sample ballot in the description. Thank you for voting.