Voter Registration

To register in New Jersey you must be:

  • A United States citizen
  • At least 18 years old by the next election
  • A resident of the county for 30 days before the election
  • You are NOT currently serving a sentence, probation or parole because of a felony conviction

The registrant must complete a Voter Registration Application and/or Party Affiliation Form. Mail or deliver the Voter Registration Application and/or Party Affiliation Form to the County Commissioner of Registration or Superintendent of Elections for your county.

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The registration deadline to vote at the next election is 21 days prior to election day.

You are not eligible to register to vote if:

  • You are serving a sentence or on parole or probation, as a result of a conviction of an indictable offense under state or federal law.

    Note: If you are no longer serving a sentence, or no longer on parole or probation…, you CAN vote in NJ by completing a new voter registration form (linked above).

    You only lose your right to vote while on parole, probation or serving a sentence due to a conviction for an indictable offense under any federal or state laws.

  • If you were registered to vote before you were convicted, you must complete a new voter registration form (linked above) once you have served your time.
  • If you are a pre-trial detainee or on bail pending appeal, you do not lose your right to vote.
  • If you have any questions, please contact your county commissioner of registration.

More information about voting is available from the Municipal Clerk or by Clicking Here for the Department of State Voting Information