The 2023 New Jersey General Election: What To Know

by Staff

The New Jersey General Election will take place on Tuesday, November 7. This is what you need to know.

On the ballot this year are the State Senate, State House, local school board and municipalities. In some areas, a County Commissioner vote will also be on the ballot. The full details of what’s on the ballot can be found here

The Different Voting Options in New Jersey

New Jersey voters have three options when it comes to turning in their ballots. You can vote in person on November 7 from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at your local polling place, by mail or, finally, early voting. 

Early Voting in NJ

New Jersey residents who are registered to vote have the option to cast their ballots in person at their respective county board of elections offices before Election Day. For the primary election, early voting will commence on Saturday, October 28, and run until Sunday, November 5.

Each county will offer in-person early voting facilities for registered voters. A list of these early-voting locations is available here. The early voting hours are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. from Monday to Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.

New Jersey Absentee Ballot Information

To apply for a mail-in ballot in person, it should reach the designated authorities by 3 p.m. on Monday, November 6.

Qualified overseas civilian and military voters are required to submit their applications for electronic mail ballots by Friday, November 3.

NJ Election Deadlines

The deadline to register to vote is Tuesday, October 17. 

Voters can request mail-in ballots online until October 31, or in person at the county clerk until November 6.

November 7 at 8:00 p.m. is the deadline to return a mail-in ballot.

Can I Still Register To Vote?

New Jersey residents must register to vote by October 17. You can register to vote here. If you aren’t sure whether you are registered to vote, you can check your voter registration status here.

Early Voting in New Jersey

The early voting window opens on October 28 and extends until November 5 in all 21 NJ counties. During this period, early voting is available from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Mondays through Saturdays, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.

Finding Your Polling Place

Not quite sure where your polling place is located for the 2023 New Jersey General Election? No problem. Voters can find their polling place here

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