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

Get Registered!

How to Register in All Fifty States + American Territories

Election information varies by state and territory. Check for current registration information for your home.

Remember: college students can register to vote where they go to college. However, you might consider registering in your home state/territory if you think you might move back after you graduate and instead vote by mail while in college.

Think you might already be registered? Check here:

US Voting Info: Absentee/Early/Vote by Mail

Absentee or mail-in ballots are always available from your home state if you will be away at the time of an election.

Some states conduct universal vote-by-mail elections. However, during the current COVID-19 crisis, a number of additional states are adopting widespread use of mail-in ballots to allow voters to vote from the safety of their homes.
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 primary and/or general elections.

What Are Your State's Policies?

Federal or Nonprofit Assistance for Voters

Important NJ Dates

2022 NJ General Election

October 18: Deadline to register to vote in time for the general election

October 29 - November 6: Early voting

Early voting is available in person at designated county sites and "will be open from at least 10 am to 8 pm on Mondays through Saturdays, and from at least 10 am to 6 pm on Sundays" (per the NJ Division of Elections).
Find your county’s locations at VOTE.NJ.GOV.

November 1: Deadline to apply by mail for vote-by-mail ballot


November 7: Deadline to apply in person for vote-by-mail ballot

November 8: General Election Day

  • Polling sites are open 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Find your polling site on VOTE.NJ.GOV.
  • Vote-by-mail ballot deadlines if returned by...
    • MAIL: Postmarked on or before 8:00 p.m. Election Day and received by your county’s Board of Elections on or before 6 days after Election Day (Nov. 14, 2022)
    • SECURE DROP BOX: 8:00 p.m. on Election Day
    • BOARD OF ELECTIONS OFFICE: 8:00 p.m. on Election Day




Guide Creator

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