Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020. New Jersey will mail a ballot to all active, registered voters for the General Election. You can also vote in person. New Jersey offers early voting.
Vote in person
Vote on Election Day
Voters registered in New Jersey can look up where to vote on New Jersey’s site.
New Jersey will mail a ballot to all active, registered voters for the General Election. Check your county clerk’s office for more information on when and how to vote early.
What to bring
- If you’ve voted in New Jersey before, you don’t need to provide ID to vote.
- If you’re voting for the first-time in your county, registered to vote by mail, and didn’t provide an ID number or copy of ID when you registered, you must show ID to vote. Acceptable forms include: NJ driver’s license, with or without a photo; military or other government ID; student ID; employee ID; store membership card; US passport; or bank statement, car registration, government check or document, rent receipt, sample ballot, utility bill, or any other official document.
- Voters without ID: If you are unable to provide ID, you will be able to vote a provisional ballot.
Who can vote
You have to register to vote before Election Day in New Jersey. You can find the deadline to register to vote in the “Dates and deadlines” section.
To register in New Jersey you must:
- be a citizen of the United States
- be at least 17 years old (you must be 18 to vote)
- be a resident of the State and county 30 days before the 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
- *find more information on voting rights restoration here
Vote by mail
- New Jersey will mail a ballot to all active, registered voters for the General Election.
- When your ballot arrives, read it carefully and follow the instructions to complete it and return it.
- Ballots can be returned by mail with a postmark on or before November 3, 2020 to be counted as a valid ballot by the County Clerk if received by 8:00 p.m. on November 10th. Ballots without a postmark that are received within 48 hours of the closing of polls on November 3, 2020 shall be considered valid.