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Voter Registration: 

In-person at local election office: October 18th, 2022 

Online: October 18th, 2022 

By mail (postmarked by): October 18th, 2022 

Early Voting:

Early Voting Begins: October 29th

Early Voting Ends: November 6th

Early voting locations will be open October 29th, 2022 – November 6th, 2022
Hours of operation will be Monday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. and Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

You can find your early voting location here. 

Absentee ballot deadlines:

Deadline to apply for a Mail-In Ballot by Mail for General Election: November 1st, 2022  

Deadline for application to receive General Election mail-in ballots by electronic means for qualified overseas civilian and military voters: November 4th, 2022 

Absentee ballots may be returned in person by 8 p.m. on November 8th, 2022 or by mail as long as they are postmarked by 8 p.m. on November 8th, 2022

Deadline for receipt of timely mailed postmarked mail-in ballots to county Board of Election: November 14th, 2022

Election day:

Election Day is Tuesday, November 8th, 2022.

New Jerseyans who want to vote in person on election day can do so at the polls, which will be open from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m.

New Jersey voters can find their polling places here.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ’s)

Ten reasons why should you vote?

  1. It’s your right.
  2. Every vote matters.
  3. Elections have consequences.
  4. Not voting is giving up your voice.
  5. If you do not vote, someone else will.
  6. Vote to allocate federal funding to this region.
  7. Vote to decide how your taxes will be spent.
  8. Voting is an opportunity for change.
  9. Your vote can create long-lasting implications.
  10. Vote to show the strength of New Jersey’s Muslim community.

Who are the candidates?

All 12 Congressional seats are up for grabs across New Jersey.  

Other municipalities may be holding elections where you live. Consult with your county election office for more information here.

How to register to vote? 

  • To register to vote, click here. 

How to check voter registration status?

  • To check if you are registered to vote, click here.

How can I vote in the general Election?

     1. Vote by mail ballot 

Registered voters can apply for a vote-by-mail ballot by following the instructions found here or contacting their County Clerk. 

Then, vote and return your ballot one of the following ways:

  • Mail: Your vote-by-mail ballot MUST be postmarked on or before 8:00 p.m. on Election Day and be received by your county’s Board of Elections on or before the sixth day after the close of the polls. 
  • Secure Ballot Drop Box: Place your vote-by-mail ballot in one of your county’s secure ballot drop boxes by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day. Drop box locations can be found at VOTE.NJ.GOV. 
  • Board of Elections Office: Deliver your vote-by-mail ballot in person to your county’s Board of Elections Office by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day. County Election Officials’ contact information can be found at VOTE.NJ.GOV. 

      2. In-person early voting 

No matter where you live in the county, you can vote your specific ballot at any of your county’s designated in-person early voting locations. Find your county’s locations here.

Early voting locations will be open from at least 10 am to 8 pm on Mondays through Saturdays, and from at least 10 am to 6 pm on Sundays. No appointment is necessary. Accommodations will be made for voters with disabilities.    

      3. At your polling place on election day 

Vote in person at your polling place, from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Election Day. Accommodations will be made for voters with disabilities.  

Click here for your polling place, listed on the Polling Locations page. 

Can I vote?

To register in New Jersey, you must be: 

  • A United States citizen 
  • At least 17 years old, though you may not vote until you have reached the age of 18 
  • A resident of the county for 30 days before the election 
  • A person not serving a sentence of incarceration as the result of a conviction of any indictable offense under the laws of this or another state or of the United States. 

The registrant must complete a Voter Registration Application and/or Party Affiliation Form. Mail or deliver the Voter Registration Application and/or Party Affiliation Form to the County Commissioner of Registration or Superintendent of Elections for your county. 

You are ineligible to register to vote if: 

  • You are serving a sentence of Incarceration as a result of a conviction of an indictable offense under the laws of this or another state or of the United States. 

The registration deadline to vote in the next election is 21 days prior to the election day. 

  • More information can be found here.

How to check Ballot status?

  • You can check the ballot status here.

Where is the nearest Polling Place? 

  • Search for your nearest polling place by clicking here.

Know Your Voting Rights!

  • If you’re in line when polls are supposed to close, stay in line – you have the right to vote. 
  • If you make a mistake on your ballot, ask for a new one.  
  • If the machines are down at your polling place, ask for a paper ballot. 
  • If your citizenship, criminal record, or other qualifications are questioned, immediately call the Election Protection Hotline where trained volunteers are available to help. 
  • If you run into any problems or have questions before or on Election Day, call the Election Protection Hotline: 

          English: 866-OUR-VOTE / 866-687-8683 

          Spanish: 888-VE-Y-VOTA / 888-839-8682 

          Arabic: 844-YALLA-US / 844-925-5287 

          For Bengali, Cantonese, Hindi, Urdu, Korean, Mandarin, Tagalog, or Vietnamese: 888-API-VOTE/ 888-274-8683 

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