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2016 Election Dates and Deadlines
June 7, 2016 - Presidential Primary Election Day
Last day to request absentee ballot by mailMay 8, 2016
Last day to return absentee ballot by 8pmJune 7, 2016
June 7, 2016 - Primary Election Day
Last day to request absentee ballot by mailMay 8, 2016
Last day to register by mail May 8, 2016
Last day to return absentee ballotJune 7, 2016
November 8, 2016 - General Election Day
Last day to request absentee ballot by mailOctober 9, 2016
Last day to register by mailOctober 9, 2016
Last day to return absentee ballot by 8pmNovember 8, 2016
Mayoral Elections and Others
  • Garfield Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Joseph Delaney - Population(30,872)
  • Montclair Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Robert D. Jackson - Population(37,669)
  • Orange Township Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Dwayne D. Warren - Population(31,058)
May 10, 2016
  • Teaneck Township Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Lizette P. Parker - Population(39,776)
    July Mayor Elect takes office 7/1/2014.
July 1, 2016
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Pleasantville Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Jesse L. Tweedle, Sr - Population(27,249)
  • 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

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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New Jersey Elections: What's At Stake In 2016?

Why the 2016 Presidential Election Could Impact Your Way Of Living For Generations to Come

Democrats and Republicans The 2016 Presidential Election is crucial to both Republicans and Democrats since the next President of the United States could nominate as many as four Supreme Court justices. As many as four seats on the Supreme Court could become vacant during the next few years with four supreme court justices over the age of 80. This means the next president could have the power to transform the supreme court, and American law, for generations to come. (See Election Dates and Deadlines)

President Barack Obama The United States presidential election of 2016 is an Open Race since the Incumbent Democratic President Barack Obama is term-limited and cannot run for re-election to a third term in office.

President Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States on January 20, 2009, and was sworn in for his second term on January 20, 2013.
(Browse 2016 Presidentials)

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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.

Important Note:

While we are working to give you up-to-date information, we urge you to be proactive! In order to ensure you have all the information you need before casting your vote, you should also check with your state and local election officials for information about additional requirements or regulations.

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