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Voter Registration 

Online & In-person: May 17th, 2022 By Mail: Postmarked by May 17, 2022

Early Voting

June 3rd-4th (Friday & Saturday) from 10am to 8pm, June 5th (Sunday) from 10am to 6pm

Locate your nearest in-person early voting location in your county here.

Primary Election Day

June 7th, 2022 from 6am to 8pm

FAQ

Why should I vote?

  • Voting is a constitutional right given to all US Citizens. When voting, you are electing officials that decide policies, laws, budget, and more; that directly affect you and your community.
  • Voting is also a way for citizens to voice their opinions and concerns on various values and beliefs. 
  • Show the strength of the NJ Muslim Community! Muslims constitute a higher percentage of the population in NJ than in any other state.

Are you registered to vote? 

What county are you voting in?

  • To check the county you are voting in click here.

How can I vote in the Primary Election?

  • Voting is easier than ever: There are numerous ways you can vote in this election. You can choose to vote in-person, early in-person, by mail, by a secure Ballot Drop Box, or by the Board of Elections Office.

Can I vote?

 To register in New Jersey, you must be the following:

  • Be a United States citizen
  • At least 17 years old, though you may not vote until you have reached the age of 18 (but pre-registering is encouraged!)
  • 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
  • * Governor Phil Murphy has restored voting rights to convicts who are out of prison on parole or probation.
  • More information can be found here.

How to check voter registration status? 

  • Visit the voter registration status here.

How to check Ballot status?

  • You can check the ballot status here.

Where is the nearest Polling Place? 

  • To search for a nearby polling place by clicking here.

Who are the candidates?

  • Many positions of government are put on the ballot this coming These positions can range from the President to state senators. To find the list of candidates click here.

Online Voter Registration 

  • Visit https://voter.svrs.nj.gov/register and fill out the application.
  • Be sure to have a current and valid Driver’s License or ID card issued by the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC), and your social security number while completing the registration.

Mail Registration

To start your mail registration, complete the voting registration document. The application can be found here.

Another option is by calling your county elections office to request one. The list of county elections offices can be found here.

Once you receive the application, fill the document, and send the form out to your County Commissioner of Registration or Superintendent of Elections.

Any questions or concerns on registration, please contact your County Commissioner of Registration. For more information about voting by mail click here.

After Registering

 Once you are registered, make sure to click here to confirm you are in the system. To track the status of your ballot, click here.

Have Not Received Your Ballot?

Mail-ballots are mailed out starting on April 23, 2022. Registered voters will not be receiving a mail-in ballot unless you previously applied to vote by mail for “all future elections”. If you have not received your ballot within 2 weeks, please take the following steps:

Call 1-877-NJ-VOTER (1-877-658-6837)

Or contact your county elections office Or track the status of your ballot here.

Voting By Mail

Filling

 To print out the application for vote by mail visit https://nj.gov/state/elections/voter-registration.shtml under the “Voter Registration Paper Applications” tab.

After printing the document, make sure the application is legible, with nothing cutoff from the original form. The application includes the County Clerk’s office’s addresses, all you have to do is insert a postage before mailing.

Every active registered voter in the state will be given a mail-in ballot for the General Election, as ordered by Gov. Phil Murphy.

Once the ballot arrives, carefully read through the instructions, and complete the form. The ballot must be postmarked and be filled accordingly.

All mail ballots must be returned with a postmark on/before June 14, 2021 to be considered valid.

Returning Ballots

 You can return the ballot through the following methods:

  • Mail
  • Secure Ballot Drop Box: Locations can be found here.
  • Board of Elections Office: deliver ballot in person to your county’s Board of Elections Office by 8:00pm on June 7th, 2021
  • Polling Place: deliver your ballot to your polling place by 8:00pm on Election Only you, the voter can bring your ballot.

Voting in Person

Finding A Polling Location 

  • Each county’s polling location can be found by clicking here.
  • Primary Election: Polls open 10am to 8pm on June 3-4, 10am to 6pm on June 5, and 6am to 8pm on June 7 (Election Day)
  • General Election: Polls open 6am to 8pm on November 8 

Common Mistakes/ Important Info

  • Voting more than once can be considered a
  • Ballots which lack postmarks due to postal error received by 8 m. Thursday, June 14, 2021 will also be considered valid.****
  • No one should be going door-to-door, either campaigning or collecting signatures, due to the current
  • Mistakes such as the following can disqualify your ballot:
    • No signature or postmark on envelope
    • Using a different signature
    • Missing required documents
    • Sending ballots after deadline
    • And improper filling of the ballot
  • If you believe you have made a mistake on your ballot, contact your county clerk to request a new ballot if you haven’t mailed it or dropped it

Your Voting Rights

  • You are still able to vote if you are not currently serving incarceration as the result of a conviction of any indictable offense under the laws of this or another state or of the United To vote in New Jersey, you must complete a new voter registration form.
  • If you experienced any difficulties while voting/accessing your polling location, you can fill out the Voter Report Form for Polling Place Accessibility Concerns, which can be found by clicking here.
  • To report suspicious activity, call the state’s Voter Protection hotline at 1-877-NJ VOTER or contact your local election
  • Election Protection Hotlines:
  1. English: 1-866-OUR-VOTE or 1-866-687-8683
  2. Spanish: 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA or 1-888-839-8682
  3. Asian languages: 1-888-API-VOTE or 1-888-274-8683
  4. Arabic: 1-844-YALLA-US or 1-844-925-5287
  • For more information on voting rights, click here.

Resources

  • Signup for Election Reminders are here.
  • CAIR’s Voting Initiatives: are here, and here. 
  • Vote 411
  • For Voters Rights Information can be found here.
  • CAIR National page and video here.

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