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New Jersey Voting Guide

Find answers to your questions about voting in FindLaw's New Jersey Voter Guide. On this page you will find information about voter eligibility, voter registration, required voter identification, and registration deadlines. You will also find links to help you locate your polling place and information about how to vote in person or by absentee ballot, as well as special accommodations for Iowa voters with disabilities.

Curious about voter registration in New Jersey? Wondering if you need a photo ID on Election Day? Keep reading to learn about voting in New Jersey from FindLaw's New Jersey Voting Guide.

Am I eligible to vote in New Jersey?

In New Jersey, you are eligible to vote if:

  • You're a U.S. Citizen
  • You're at least 17 years old (but must be 18 by Election Day)
  • You've been a resident of any county in New Jersey for at least 30 days

You CANNOT vote in New Jersey if you are currently serving a sentence, or are on probation or parole for a felony conviction. If, however, you've recently finished a sentence, including probation and parole, you can register to vote as a new voter.


Where Do I Vote?

It's easy to search your polling place using your address in New Jersey. If you are unable to find your polling place, contact your County Board of Elections.

How to Register in New Jersey

There are two ways to register to vote in New Jersey. You can register online or you can fill out a paper application and mail it to your County Commissioner of Registration or Superintendent of Elections

New Jersey Voting Resources

Your vote counts. Take the time to learn how and when to vote.


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