Time off for voting
Time off to vote is subject to the employer. New Jersey state law does not require employers to grant time off to vote for employees.
2013 Events Calendar
|Municipal primary:Deadline for Change of Party Affiliation Declaration Forms for Primary Election to be Filed with County C
ommissioners of Registration||April 10,2013|
|Municipal primary:Deadline for Municipal Clerk to Certify to the County Clerk the Names of the Candidates who filed Primary Election Nomination Petition with Municipal Clerk||April 11,2013|
|Municipal primary:Commencement of Mailing of Mail-In Ballots for Primary Election ||April 20,2013|
|Voter Registration Deadline for Special Primary Election for Office of U.S. Senate||July 23,2013|
|Deadline to Apply by Mail for a mail-in ballot for Special Primary Election for Office of U.S. Senate||August 6,2013|
|Deadline for Application to Receive Primary Election Mail-In Ballots by Electronic Means for Qualified Overseas Civilian and Military Voters||August 9,2013|
|Deadline for In-Person Submission of Mail-In Ballot Applications for Primary Election||August 12,2013|
|Special Primary Election Day||August 13,2013|
|Voter Registration Deadline for September Special School Board Elections||September 3,2013|
|Deadline to apply for a Mail-In Ballot by Mail for September Special School Board Elections||September 17,2013|
|Mailing of Sample Ballots for September Special School Board Elections||September 17,2013|
|Deadline for Application to Receive September Special School Board Election Mail-In Ballots
by Electronic Means for Qualified Overseas Civilian and Military Voters||September 20,2013|
|Deadline for In-Person Mail-In Ballot Applications for September Special School Board Election||September 23,2013|
|September Special School Board Elections||September 24,2013|
|Voter Registration Deadline for Special General Election||September 25,2013|
|Deadline for Application to Receive General Election Mail-In Ballots by Electronic Means for Qualified Overseas Civilian and Military Voters||November 1,2013|
|Deadline for In-Person Mail-In Ballot Applications for General Election
(up to 3:00 p.m. on the day before election)||November 4,2013|
|NJ - General Election||November 5,2013|
|Voter Registration Deadline for December Special School Board Elections||November 19,2013|
|December Special School Board Elections||December 10,2013|
Polls Hours:6:00 AM-8:00 PM
Voter identification requirement at the poll
If you did not provide identification to the county commissioner of registration or
if the identification information could not be verified
YOU MUST SHOW IDENTIFICATION AT THE POLLING PLACE WHEN YOU GO TO VOTE.
Identification may include, but not limited to, Any Current and Valid Photo ID:
- Driver's license
- Student or job ID
- Military or other government ID
- Store membership ID
- United States passport
Or one of the following documents:
- Bank statement
- Car registration
- Government check or document
- Non-photo driver's license
- Rent receipt
- Sample ballot
- Utility bill
If you do not show identification, you will vote by provisional ballot and have until the close of business on the second day after the election to provide identification to the applicable county election office. You will be given a hand-out at the polling place that will tell you which county election office to contact.
Under federal law, if you move within 30 days of a presidential election, you are allowed to vote for President and Vice President in your former state of residence, either in person or by absentee ballot.
Mail or deliver the Voter Registration Application and/or Party Affiliation Form to the County Commissioner of Registration or Superintendent of Elections.
The Vote By Mail Ballot Application needs to be mailed or delivered to the County Clerks Office in the county where you reside.
The registrant must download the form and send the hard copy to the Commissioner of Registration. The registration deadline to vote at the next election is 21 days prior to election day.
To register to vote in the State of New Jersey, an individual must meet the following qualifications:
- You are a United States citizen,
- You will be 18 years of age by the next election,
- You will be a resident of the State and county 30 days before the election,
- You are NOT currently serving a sentence, probation or parole because of a felony conviction.
You are NOT eligible to register to vote if:
- You are serving a sentence or on parole or probation, as a result of a conviction of an indictable offense under state or federal law.
- If you were registered to vote before you were convicted, you must complete a new voter registration form once you have served your time.
- If you are a pre-trial detainee or on bail pending appeal, you do not lose your right to vote.
Note to voters
- If you are no longer serving a sentence, or no longer on parole or probation...,
you CAN vote in NJ by completing a new voter registration form.
- You only lose your right to vote while on parole, probation or serving a sentence due to a conviction for an indictable offense under any federal or state laws.
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