Let People Vote

What's happening in New Jersey

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Your Vote Matters

We want to help you drown out the noise from the media, keep you up to date with voting information and share resources that might be helpful for you. Follow our steps in voting safely for this upcoming election.

Make sure that you’re registered to vote

Remember to check your voter registration status with your local election officials. If you need to register to vote or update your registration here.

If you’re planning to vote by mail

Who can vote by mail

Everyone.

How to apply to vote by mail

Every active voter registered in New Jersey should receive a ballot in the mail. Register here. Since the last day to register to voter is October 13, if it hasn’t arrived by October 12, track your mail-in ballot status online at Vote.NJ.Gov or contact your County Clerk, listed on the County Election Officials page. You can also apply for a ballot by mail to your county clerk.

Request your ballot

Every active voter registered in New Jersey should receive a ballot in the mail. You can also apply for a ballot by mail from your county election official.

Nov
3
Ballot return deadline

Mailed ballots must be postmarked by Election Day and received by November 10th.

Voting tips

  • It may be possible to track the status or progress of your mail-in ballot.  Click here (https://voter.svrs.nj.gov/auth/sign-up) to see what your state offers, and contact your local election officials with any questions.
  • As states make emergency election changes due to COVID-19, we encourage you to return to this page to get more updated information.
  • To encourage voting by mail during the COVID-19 pandemic, some states are proactively mailing vote-by-mail ballot applications or actual ballots to all registered or active voters. We recommend that all voters request a vote-by-mail ballot to help ensure that one is sent to their current address.
  • Most states have deadlines to apply to vote by mail. We recommend you make the request as soon as possible, and well before the deadline (at least two weeks before) to ensure enough time to receive, vote, and submit a complete ballot.
  • Instead of licking ballot envelopes, please use a wet sponge or cloth to seal them.

If you’re planning to vote in person

Early Voting

There is no in-person early voting in New Jersey.

Nov
3
Election Day
Vote like your rights depend on it.

Resources

The percentage scores indicate how members of Congress voted in accordance with the ACLU’s positions and recommendations on legislation.

1 Senate seat and all House seats up for election

Senate

Cory A. Booker

Running for election

Cory A. Booker

90%

Cory A. Booker

Robert "Bob" Menendez

Robert "Bob" Menendez

69%

Robert "Bob" Menendez

House

How did your reps vote?

Visit the ACLU's Legislative Scorecard

Know your rights

  • Watch our video about the history of vote by mail.
  • To learn more about your voting rights generally visit our Know Your Voting Rights page.
  • If you have problems voting or have additional questions, please call the national, non-partisan Election Protection hotline:
    • English: 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683)
    • Spanish: 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (1-888-839-8682)
    • Arabic: 1-844-YALLA-US (1-844-925-5287)
    • Bengali, Cantonese, Hindi, Urdu, Korean, Mandarin, Tagalog, or Vietnamese: 1-888-274-8683

Ways to get involved