July 13 - July 17, 2020

The P residential Election will be held on Tuesday,
November  3, 2020.

The registration deadline for the General Election is
October 13, 2020.
  • To register to vote in New Jersey, each applicant must be a citizen of the United States and a resident of the county in which they are registering for at least 30 days prior to the election.

  • Seventeen-year-olds may register to vote, although they may not vote until they have turned 18.

  • Individuals currently serving a felony sentence may not register to vote.

  • Due to recent changes in the law, people who are on parole or probation can vote in New Jersey.

  • The voter registration deadline is 21 days before the next election.

  • Registration applications can be downloaded from the state website and mailed to the county commissioner of registration or superintendent of elections.

  • Registration applications are also available at various county offices and state agencies, such as the Division of Elections and Division of Motor Vehicle offices.

2020 Elections
Poll times: 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Vote by Mail Option: Yes

Past Elections:
Primary election: July 7, 2020

Upcoming Elections:
General election: November 3
Voter registration deadline: October 13
Vote by mail application deadline: October 27
For your community
  • Neighborhoods and communities that vote get more attention from candidates and office holders. They are less likely to visit and listen to communities that don’t participate in elections.

Every vote counts!
  • Remember: there is power in numbers. When we vote and get others to vote, we can impact outcomes and create change.
  • Many elections are decided by a small margin of votes.
  • You send a message by what candidate or party you vote for. Even if your candidate doesn’t win, the number of votes they do get impacts what’s decided by government. Just how close the vote is changes who might run and win the next time.

Don’t let others decide for you
  • If you don’t vote, you’re letting others decide who wins and what issues matter.

Register to vote for change
  • More people voting can send the message that we want new policies and more attention to our community.

Honor our history and the right to vote
  • Voting is one of our most important rights as citizens. As long as this country has existed, communities like ours have had to fight for the right to vote.
  • There are still people today who don’t want some people to vote. It’s our turn to stand up and vote to preserve this right, and honor those who went before us. 

It's easy and you can get help
  • You can get help with registering to vote and on election day. You don't have to do it alone!
  • Family, friends, staff and poll workers can help you before and during elections.
Are you concerned about potential disability-related voting problems or voter discrimination?

Contact Disability Rights New Jersey (DRNJ) by calling (800) 922-7233 or emailing advocate@drnj.org.

For more information, visit https://www.drnj.org/
This is what self-advocates from the New Jersey Statewide
Self-Advocacy Network have to say about voting!
  • "Voting has been easy for me. I do everything on my own. Voting is important because every vote counts. We need every vote to be heard." - Shondel G., Council 5
If you're unable to make it to your polling location on election day, or you'd simply prefer not to vote in person, you have the option to vote by mail.

You need to request a vote by mail ballot at least seven days before the election. You may also apply in person to the County Clerk prior to 8 P.M. the day of the election.

What You Need to Know to Cast Your Vote in 2020
Still have questions? Watch the New Jersey Self-Advocacy Project's recent webinar video on voting! It includes information on the registration and voting process as well as how to access voting resources.
The 2020 Election and You
Disability Voter Guide
Sample Questions for Candidates
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