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Department of State

The Hon. Tahesha Way, Lt. Governor and Secretary of State


TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Division of Elections is reminding candidates and voters of key dates and the upcoming timeline for the June 6, 2023 Primary Election. This information can also be found by visiting Vote.NJ.Gov or calling 1-877-NJ-Voter (1-877-658-6837).

  • April 12: Deadline for Change of Party Affiliation Declaration Forms for Primary Election to be Filed with County Commissioners of Registration
  • April 22: Commencement of Mailing of Mail-in Ballots for Primary Election
  • May 16: Voter Registration Deadline for the Primary Election
  • May 30: Deadline to apply for a Mail-in Ballot by Mail for Primary Election
  • June 2 – June 4: Early Voting Period
  • June 5 – by 3:00 p.m.: Deadline for In-Person Mail-in Ballot Applications for Primary Election
  • June 6: Primary Election Day
  • June 6: Deadline for Post Office Receipt of Mail-in Ballots from the Primary Election
  • June 12: Deadline for Receipt of Timely Mailed Postmarked Mail-in Ballots to County Boards of Election

“It’s so important to know these key dates if you want to participate in the upcoming June 6 Primary Election,” said New Jersey Secretary of State Tahesha Way. “New Jersey’s voters should be aware that they can always find everything they need to know on how to cast their ballot at Vote.NJ.Gov. You can register to vote, find your polling location or a county early voting site, find secure ballot drop boxes, and more. It is vital that we all get our election information from trusted official sources like the Division of Elections or our county and local election officials.”

Voters should:

  • Visit Vote.NJ.Gov to check their registration status, register online, or update their registration.
  • Find their current polling location using Vote.NJ.Gov’s Polling Location Tool and decide whether they will vote in person or request a mail-in ballot.
  • Request a mail-in ballot if they need or prefer to vote from home in the upcoming election. Voters will not automatically receive a mail-in ballot to participate in the June 6 Primary Election. Any registered New Jersey voter can choose to request a mail-in ballot using one of the following methods:
    • Go to the Vote-By-Mail page on Vote.NJ.Gov to download and print an application for mail-in ballot. Then, mail or deliver the completed application to the appropriate local County Clerk. In order to be sent a ballot by mail for the June 6 Primary Election, the application must be received by May 30.
    • Apply in person at a voter’s local County Clerk office by 3:00 p.m. on June 5 for the June 6 Primary Election. Find the contact details at Vote.NJ.Gov.

Returning a mail-in ballot is once again as easy as VOTE, SIGN, SEAL, RETURN. Return options include:

  • Mail: It must be postmarked by 8 p.m. June 6 and received by June 12.
  • Secure Ballot Drop Box: Place it in one of their county’s secure ballot drop boxes in use by 8 p.m. June 6 for the Primary Election. Drop box locations can be found at Vote.NJ.Gov.
  • Board of Elections Office: Deliver in person to the county Board of Elections by 8 p.m. June 6.
  • NOTE: Mail-in ballots CANNOT be returned to polling places.

For full details on the June 6 Primary Election, visit Vote.NJ.Gov, contact local election officials, or call the Voter Information and Assistance Line at 1-877-NJ-Voter (1-877-658-6837)


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