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Election and Voter Resources
Exercise your right to vote and catch up on the issues that are affecting today's world.
October 16 - Last day to register to vote in General Election
November 2 - Absentee Ballot Application By Mail (Not less than 7 days prior to election)
Last day to receive mail applications for military service and civilian absentee ballots. At any time not less than seven days prior to an election, a military service or civilian absentee voter may apply to the county clerk for an absentee ballot.
November 5 - Deadline for Civilian Absentee Ballot Application in Person (On any day up to 3:00p.m. on the day before the election)
Any civilian absentee voter who fails to apply by mail, for an absentee ballot 7 days prior to the general election (October 28) may apply in person, or by authorized messenger if the voter is sick or confined, to the county clerk on any day up to 3:00 p.m. of the day before the election (November 4).
November 6 - General Election Day
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Voter Registration Form
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 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 are on parole or probation because of a felony conviction, you CAN vote in NJ.
Absentee Ballot Application
The Absentee Ballot Application needs to be mailed or delivered to the County Clerks Office in the county where you reside.
What do I have to bring with me?
You must show identification at the polling place when you go to vote. Identification may include, but not limited to, any current and valid photo ID:
|Driver’s license||Government check or document|
|Student or job ID||Non-photo driver’s license|
|Military or other government ID||Rent receipt|
|Store membership ID||Sample ballot|
|United States passport||Utility bill|
|Bank statement||or any other official document|
Check the Facts
Recommended E - Books
Hardaway, Robert M. Crisis at the polls [electronic resource] : an electoral reform handbook Westport, CT : Greenwood Press, c2008.
Ramos, Jorge The Latino wave [electronic resource] : [how Hispanics will elect the next American president] New York, NY : Harper Audio, c2004.
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