En español | New Jersey’s June 7 primaries will determine which candidates appear on November’s general election ballot for seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.
You can check if you are registered to vote through the online New Jersey Division of Elections voter search tool.
It does in the primary, when you can only vote for the party with which you’re affiliated. If you’re a registered voter who isn’t affiliated with a political party, you can decide which primary to vote in.
If you’d like to change your affiliation and vote in another primary, you’ll need to do so by April 13, 55 days before the election.
Any registered voter can request a no-excuse vote-by-mail ballot and vote from home in the June primaries and in November’s general election.
You can apply for a vote-by-mail ballot by mail or in person.
You can return your mail-in ballot by mail or in person:
Note that a vote-by-mail ballot cannot be returned to your polling place — you must submit it to your county board of elections office. You can track the status of your ballot through the track my ballot portal once it's been updated with 2022 election information.
Yes, you can vote at early voting locations starting on June 3 for the primary and Oct. 29 for the general election. Hours may vary, so use the state's voter information portal once it's been updated for the 2022 elections to find your county's early voting sites.
The primary election is Tuesday, June 7. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m, and you’ll be able to vote as long as you’re in line before polls close. Use the state's voter information portal once it's been updated with 2022 election information to find a polling place near you.
The general election is Nov. 8. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Most voters won’t need identification to vote in person, but some first-time voters may be asked to provide a copy of their ID to vote by mail. You’ll receive a notice with your vote-by-mail ballot if you need to provide a copy of your driver’s license or other acceptable form of ID.
In some cases, you may need to show ID if you didn’t provide certain personal information when you registered to vote, but you may still be able to cast a provisional paper ballot.
Editor’s note: This guide, originally published on Aug. 14, was updated on Nov. 24 with information about how to vote in 2022. Voting rules, procedures and candidates may change before Election Day. We’ll keep this guide updated, so bookmark this page and check back.
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