Skip to main content Chania


Information on registering to vote and current NJ elections for eligible Stevens students.

US Voting Info: Absentee/Early/Vote by Mail

vote by mailWhen you are far from home but still want to vote, you must apply for an absentee or mail-in ballot from your state or county.
Different states have different requirements and deadlines, so make sure you look into it early to give yourself enough time to request the ballot and return it for the election.

NJ Voting Info: Mail-In Ballot Voting in NJ

If you want to vote early or are unable to get to your polling place in person, apply for a Mail-In Ballot.

The deadline to do so in time for Election Day is 7 days before the Election if by mail, or by 3:00 p.m. on the day before the Election if in person at your County Clerk's office. Once you apply for a mail-in ballot, you won't be able to vote in person at your polling place (though you will still be able to submit a provisional ballot).

Ballots can be sent to you by mail or picked up by an "Authorized Messenger" (such as a family member; see application for more details) who will then bring it to you.

If you apply in person at the County Clerk's office and they give you the ballot then and there, you can, if you so choose, fill it out 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.

Ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received no later than 48 hours after Election Day.


NEW IN 2018:

If you received a mail-in ballot for the 2016 Presidential election, you will be automatically enrolled to receive one in the 2018 general election.

  • If you want to opt out of this, contact your County Clerk.
  • If you are listed as having received a mail-in 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.




Guide Creator

This guide was originally created by Aimee Slater, Academic Outreach Librarian for Government Information and the Social Sciences, at Brandeis University.