Here is important information about how you can safely and securely cast your ballot in New Jersey this year.
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Voting By Mail
Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order in August officially making the 2020 New Jersey general election primarily vote-by-mail.
Every actively registered voter in the state should have automatically received their ballot in the mail. County Clerks were required to mail all ballots out by Monday, October 5th. You can track the status of your mail-in ballot here.
If you haven’t received your ballot yet, please contact your County Clerk right away or call the New Jersey Voter Protection hotline at 1-877-NJVOTER.
Here’s a helpful video from Cory that explains how to fill out your mail-in ballot:
After completing your ballot, you can return it one of the following ways:
1. Bring it to one of the secure drop boxes in your county.
There are secure drop boxes in each county to drop off your ballot. Find the closest drop boxes near you here. If you choose to use a drop box, your ballot must be submitted in the drop box by 8PM on Tuesday, November 3rd.
2. Put your ballot in the mail.
Please allow yourself plenty of time and mail your ballot well before Election Day. Postage is prepaid so there’s no need to put a stamp on the envelope. Your ballot must be postmarked by Tuesday, November 3rd.
3. Bring it to your polling location on Election Day.
You also have the option of physically bringing your ballot to your local polling location on Tuesday, November 3rd and returning it there.
Voting in Person
It is highly recommended and encouraged that you cast your vote by mail. However, you will still have the option of voting in person if you choose to do so.
Please note that many polling sites will not be open due to the election being primarily vote-by-mail. It’s possible that your normal polling location may be closed. But, there will be at least one polling location open in each of New Jersey’s 565 municipalities. To find your closest polling location, click here.
Once arriving at the polling location, you will be asked to complete a paper provisional ballot. Additionally, voting machines will be available at each location for voters with disabilities.
Register to Vote
If you are not registered to vote, you can now register to vote online here. The deadline to register to vote in the 2020 general election was Tuesday, October 13th.
Check Your Registration
If you’re unsure of your registration status, you can check here.
Any Additional Questions?
If you have any questions about voting in this election, reach out to your County Clerk or call the New Jersey Voter Protection hotline at 1-877-NJVOTER.
Spread the Word
Be sure to share this information with your family, friends, and neighbors to ensure every New Jerseyan has the opportunity to safely make their voice heard in this critical election.