Democracy is not a spectator sport. It requires continual work to protect it and keep it strong. And the best way to protect and strengthen our democracy is to participate in it!
You are entering a new phase of your lives where you will have even more influence in what happens in your local community, the state and the country. As a citizen, your active civic participation as a voter is essential in that process. And the first step in that process is to register to vote. As a 17 year old in New Jersey, you can register to vote now and your voter registration will become active on your 18th birthday. If you are 18 register now so you can participate in the General Election on November 8th.
Want a convenient way to vote whether you’re at home or away at school? After you register you can apply for a Vote-By-Mail ballot.
If you are in college, you have the option to register from your college address or your parent's address. There are good reasons for registering and voting at either residence, but keep in mind, the final choice is yours.
The registration deadline to vote is 21 days prior to Election Day
You will receive a sample ballot about 1 week before the election that will indicate where your polling place is or you can use our
polling place locator.
Page Last Updated: 11/04/22