Upcoming Elections in New Jersey

2016 Election Dates and Deadlines

November 8,2016 - General Election Day
Candidate Ballot Access - Filing ends: Filing Deadline for Independent Candidates wanting to run for United States House of Representativesin the November 8, 2016 General Election. June 7,2016
Candidate Ballot Access - Filing ends: Filing Deadline for Independent Candidates wanting to run for United States President in the November 8, 2016 General Election. August 1,2016
Absentee Ballot Request deadline: Last day to request absentee ballot by mail October 9,2016
Voter Registration Ends: Last day to register by mail October 9,2016
Voter Registration Ends: Voter Registration Deadline for General Election October 18,2016
Absentee Ballot Request deadline - By Mail: Deadline to apply for a Mail-In Ballot by Mail for General Election November 1,2016
Absentee Ballot Request deadline - By Mail: Mailing of Sample Ballots for General Election November 2,2016
Absentee Ballot Request deadline - UOCAVA citizens: Deadline for Application to Receive General Election Mail-In Ballots by Electronic Means for Qualified Overseas Civilian and Military Voters November 4,2016
Absentee Ballot Request deadline - In Person: Deadline for In-Person Mail-In Ballot Applications for General Election by 3:00 p.m. November 7,2016
Absentee Ballot return deadline : Last day to return absentee ballot by 8pm November 8,2016
County clerks to test automatic tabulating equipment: Last Day for Testing of Electronic Scanning Equipment for Tabulation of Paper Ballots for General Election November 8,2016
Mayoral Elections and Others
  • Bloomfield Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Michael J. Venezia - Population(47,315)
  • East Brunswick Township Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: David Stahl - Population(47,512)
  • Elizabeth Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: J. Christian Bollwage - Population(124,969)
  • Garfield Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Tana M. Raymond - Population(30,872)
  • Howell Township Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: William Gotto - Population(51,075)
  • Perth Amboy Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Wilda Diaz - Population(50,814)
  • Piscataway Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Brian C. Wahler - Population(56,044)
  • Vineland Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Ruben Bermudez - Population(60,724)
  • Washington Township Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Barbara A. Wallace - Population(48,559)
November 8, 2016

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Can I Take 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.

Voting At The Polls On Election Day

Polling places are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. Anyone in line at 7:00 p.m. will be allowed to vote.

Voting at Your Designated Polling Location

  • To find your polling place, use our polling place search. If you did not provide identification to the county commissioner of registration or if the identification information could not be verified (i.e., your driver's license number or the last four digits of your social security number), 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:

  • NJ driver's license, Military or other Government ID, Student or Job ID, Store Membership Card, United States Passport,
  • Or Bank statement, Car registration, Government check or document, Non-photo NJ driver's license, Rent receipt, Sample Ballot, Utility bill, or any other official document

If you show identification, you will vote in the voting machine.

Vote by Mail Ballot

  • A voter may vote by mail by completing the Application for Vote by Mail Ballot (listed below) and returning the application to their County Clerk. To receive your ballot by mail, the application must be received by the County Clerk 7 days prior to the election. A voter may also apply in person to the County Clerk until 3:00 p.m., the day before the election.

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.

To receive your ballot by mail, the application must be received by the County Clerk 7 days prior to the election.

A voter may also apply in person to the County Clerk until 3:00 p.m., the day before the election

The County Clerk cannot accept faxed or emailed copies of a Application for Vote by Mail Ballot, unless you are a Military or Overseas Voter, since an original signature is required.

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Am I eligible To Vote in New Jersey?

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What's on New Jersey ballot in 2016

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Who Can Vote in Primaries in New Jersey?

Primary elections are one means by which a political party nominates candidates for the next general election. Check if you are eligible to vote in Primary Elections in New Jersey

Can I Register To Vote At The Polls On Election Day?

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Am I eligible To Vote Absentee Ballot in New Jersey?

Most States allow voters to vote using an absentee ballot under certain circumstances. Do you know if you are eligible to vote absentee ballot and how to vote absentee ballot in New Jersey? Check on the requirements for requesting and returning an absentee ballot

If My Address Has Changed Do I Need To Re-register To Vote?

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