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Department of State, Division of Elections

New Jersey Voter Information Portal

The Hon. Tahesha Way, Secretary of State
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NJ Division of Elections

In-Person Early Voting in New Jersey is here!

 

Early voting in New Jersey.

Find the most convenient early voting site in your county and pick the day that works for you.

Last year, historic legislation established in-person early voting in New Jersey. This law makes our state even more voter-friendly and strengthens our democracy by expanding opportunities to exercise your right to vote. This new option allows registered voters to cast their ballot in person, using a voting machine, during the designated voting period prior to Election Day. You can now choose to vote, in person, when it’s most convenient for your schedule.

Every county will provide registered voters with this option for the 2022 General Election. They will designate in-person early voting locations that will be open October 29, 2022 – November 6, 2022 (the in-person early voting period). Hours will be Monday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. and Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. No appointment is necessary.

 

 

General Election In-Person Early Voting Poll Locations

In-Person Early Voting Poll Location information is provided by the counties and is currently being updated.

Page Last Updated: 07/20/22

 

Voting Options

You may:

  • Apply for a vote-by-mail ballot and return it one of the following ways:
    1. Mail: Vote-by-mail ballots sent through the mail must be postmarked by Election Day, and received by the county Board of Elections on or before the sixth day after the close of the polls.
      General Election – November 8, 2022
    2. Secure Ballot Drop Box: Secure Ballot Drop Box: Place it 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.
    3. Board of Elections Office: Deliver it 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.
  • In-Person Early Voting for both the Primary Election and the General Election. Each NJ county will hold in-person machine voting. Each county, depending on its size, will designate a minimum of 3 to 10 voting locations for early in-person voting purposes. 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. Go to Vote.NJ.Gov for your early voting sites.
  • General Election – October 29, 2022 – November 6, 2022
  • In-Person Voting on Election Day, at your polling place, from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Accommodations will be made for voters with disabilities. Go to Vote.NJ.Gov for your polling place, listed on the Polling Locations page.
    General Election – November 8, 2022
    NOTE: Vote-by-mail ballots CANNOT be returned to your polling place for this election.

Voting In-Person FAQs

Yes, there is an in-person (polling place/vote center) early voting period for both the Primary Election and the General Election.

Each NJ county will hold in-person machine voting. Each county, depending on its size will designate a minimum of 3 to 10 voting locations for early in-person voting purposes. Early voting polling 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.

General Election – October 29, 2022 – November 6, 2022

Voters will also be able to return their vote-by-mail ballots early at a secure ballot drop box, via mail, or in person to their Board of Elections office. Dropbox locations can be found here on the New Jersey Voter Information Portal.

Yes, you can vote in person at your polling location. To find your polling location please visit Vote.NJ.Gov. If you have received your vote-by-mail ballot but have not voted you may only vote by paper provisional ballot at your polling place.
A provisional ballot is cast by a voter whose eligibility to vote cannot be confirmed at the polls on Election Day or if they have applied for a vote-by-mail ballot. If, after the election, it is determined that the voter who cast the provisional ballot was eligible to vote, the ballot will be counted.
Yes, if you choose to leave a race or question blank, your other votes will still be counted.

In the Primary Election you may vote for the candidate(s) of your choice representing the party in which you are registered. NJ recognizes the Democrat and Republican parties. You may only vote for the number of candidate(s) permitted for the office that you are casting a vote for. Example – Senate - Vote for One- you may only vote for one. Voting for more than one creates an “Over Vote” which disqualifies the vote cast for that office. Please remember to check the back and any additional pages of your ballot to ensure that you have reviewed all offices up for election.

If you are an unaffiliated voter (a voter that has not declared a party) you may be eligible to vote in the Primary Election. You must declare a party when voting at your polling location or select one ballot, Democrat or Republican, if voting by mail.

In a General Election you do not have to vote for the candidate(s) of the same party.

Please remember to check the back and any additional pages of your ballot to ensure that you have reviewed all offices up for election and any ballot questions.

 


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