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Main issues covering voting plus the links and tools you’ll need


Automatic registration: In New Jersey, you are automatically registered to vote if you have applied for a drivers license. A2014 was enacted in 2018.  Many other states do as well- check your state Link


In Person Registration: In NJ you can use any of these forms of documentation; New Jersey driver’s license, Military or other government ID, Student or job ID, Store membership card, United States Passport, Bank statement, Car registration, Government check or document, Non-photo NJ driver’s license, Rent receipt, Sample Ballot, Utility bill, Any other official document  Other states


Residency requirements: In New Jersey, applicants must be a resident of the county in which they are registering for at least 30 days prior to the election.


Verification of citizenship: New Jersey does not require proof of citizenship for voter registration. However, Federal law states that it is unlawful for a non-citizen to vote in a federal election Link


Online registration: New Jersey does not permit online voter registration. However, most states do. Link


Same-day registration: New Jersey does not allow same day registration. These states do, Link


Absentee voting: In NJ, an application must be received by county election officials at least seven days prior to the election if returned by mail. It can also be submitted in person to county election officials until 3 p.m. on the day before the election. A returned absentee ballot must then be received by election officials by the time the polls close on Election Day. Other states 


Convicted felons’ voting rights: In New Jersey, those convicted of felonies automatically regain their voting rights and may re-register to vote once they have completed their prison sentences A5823


In NJ, the polling stations are open from 6am to 8pm.  Other states


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Need more help or information? 

New Jersey Secretary of State

225 West State Street, 5th Floor
Trenton, New Jersey 08608
Telephone: 609-292-3760
Fax: 609-777-1280

U.S. Election Assistance Commission

1335 East West Highway, Suite 4300
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
Telephone: 866-747-1471