You can register to vote either online or with the general or county-specific voter registration paper form. Along with registering to vote, you can also choose to request a mail-in ballot for the next election, and/or designate a party affiliation.
You should also use a registration form if you are already registered but need to change your address, name or signature on file.
You can return your paper registration forms either through the mail (the earlier the better!) or by bringing them to the County Commissioner of Registration or Superintendent of Elections for your county.
The local elections offices can help with questions or to drop off a registration form if you don't register online:
MAIL: Send in application by 7 days before the Election
IN PERSON: Bring or fill out application at your County Clerk's office by 3:00 p.m. on the day before the Election
MAIL: Ballot must be postmarked on or before polls close (usually 8:00 pm) on Election Day and received by your county’s Board of Elections on or before 6 days after Election Day
SECURE DROP BOX: Must be in drop box by the close of polls (usually 8:00 pm) on Election Day
BOARD OF ELECTIONS OFFICE: Must be received at your Board of Elections office by the close of polls (usually 8:00 pm) on Election Day
Your Voter Account will show you the status of your vote-by-mail request or your returned ballot.
Authorized Messengers and Bearers
Ballots can be sent to you or picked up by an "Authorized Messenger" (such as a family member; see application for more details) who will then bring it to you. You can also designate a "Bearer" to deliver your completed ballot.
Receive and return the ballot on the same day!
If you apply in person at the County Clerk's office, you can, if you so choose, fill out the ballot and give it right back to the County Clerk, who will make sure it gets to the office of the Superintendent of Elections/Commissioner of Registration and counted accordingly.
Vote by mail OR Provisional ballot
Once you apply for a vote-by-mail (VBM) ballot, you won't be able to vote in person at your polling place. If you are listed as having received a VBM ballot but go to your polling place to vote in person, you will still have the option to submit a provisional ballot, which the poll workers are legally bound to give you on request.
Due to Jersey City's size and demographics, it is covered by two congressional and state legislative districts.
State legislative district
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Please note: Following the 2020 Census, the state of New Jersey underwent a redistricting process to ensure the state's congressional and state legislative districts better reflect the state's current population. The federal redistricting map has taken effect and there is no change to either Hoboken or Jersey City's congressional districts.
The new state legislative district map will take effect in 2023, at which point Hoboken will become part of the 32nd legislative district, and Jersey City the 31st and 32nd.
See Redistricting in New Jersey after the 2020 census (Ballotpedia) for a full explanation of the process.
When you register to vote, you may choose to affiliate with a party at that time, or you may choose to remain unaffiliated. Unaffiliated voters may vote in the general election but not in a primary unless they declare their affiliation.
To declare or change a party affiliation, a Political Party Affiliation Declaration Form must be sent to the Commissioner of Registration for the county in which you’re registered, or you may submit a voter registration form to update your registration.