You can request all elections in the current calendar year, all future November general elections, or both. (The general elections take place in even number years - 2016, 2018, etc - and include the presidential and congressional elections.)
It's best to submit a new application every January to ensure that you'll receive an absentee ballot for all elections in which you are eligible to vote. every January
Yes, New Jersey offers early voting, although they call it "in-person absentee voting." Early voting takes place at the County Clerk's office. Early voting starts as soon as ballots are available, and ends 3pm on the day before Election Day. The exact start date varies by county, but the end date is always the day before Election Day. If you have any further questions, please contact your Local Election Official.
You must include your New Jersey driver's license number or your non-driver ID number on your voter registration form. If you don't have either of these numbers, you must include a copy of your ID with your form. If you forget, you'll need to provide ID the first time you vote in person or by absentee ballot. Acceptable forms of ID include: a driver's license or other photo identification that shows your name and New Jersey address OR a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and New Jersey address.
You'll only need to provide ID if you didn't meet the voter ID requirements when you registered to vote. If you're a first-time voter and you didn't include your New Jersey drivers licence number on your voter registration form, then you should include a COPY of a current and valid photo ID that shows your name OR a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and New Jersey address.
General not. Emergency Absentee Ballots are available on election day only for voters who've become ill on election day or during the night before election day. Contact your County Clerk if you have questions about emergency absentee ballots.
No. Once you apply for an absentee ballot, you must vote by absentee ballot. You cannot change your mind and vote in person.
Find everything you need to vote in our state election centers