2021 Voter Information

New Jersey is one of just TWO states that have elections in 2021! 

The Governor and every legislator in our State Senate and General Assembly are up for election, along with our County Commissioners. (If you are interested in NJ 11th for Change's candidate endorsements, click here.)



For complete information, visit
the NJ State Elections Portal.

or call Voting Information & Assistance
at 1-877-NJ-VOTER (1-877-658-6837)




  • To check if you are registered to vote, click here

  • To register, click here. Deadline to register: OCTOBER 12, 2021. You may register online here, or you may print out a paper form to fill out and mail to your county clerk. The paper form must be received by your county clerk no later than October 12, so please allow time for mail delivery.

  • Students: Voter registration information specifically for students is available here.

  • Military/Overseas voters: Voter registration and ballot information specifically for military/overseas voters is available here.

  • New Jersey citizens who have been convicted of a felony but are no longer incarcerated, on probation, or on parole: YOU ARE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE. You will need to re-register as a voter. Click here for the Voter Restoration Handbook for more information.


No matter which candidates you're voting for, there are multiple ways to cast your ballot in New Jersey:

  • Vote in Person on Election Day, November 2, 2021

You can vote at your assigned local polling place — the tried and true method! To find out where your polling place is for Election-Day voting, check here.
A Note for Essex County: A new voting-machine system was adopted by Essex County in 2021. To watch a video about how to use the new machines, click here for English, or here for Spanish

  • Vote in Person EARLY, October 23-31, 2021

You can now choose to vote, in person, when it’s most convenient for your schedule over a 9-day period. You can vote your specific ballot at any of your county’s designated in-person early voting locations. Locations will be open Saturday, October 23 through Sunday, October 31. Hours will be Monday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. and Sunday, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. No appointment necessary.
To learn all about early voting, including locations for voting early in your county, click here

  • Vote by Mail (VBM)

To get a mail-in ballot: If you have signed up in the past to ALWAYS receive a mail-in ballot, for every election, you should receive one shortly. County clerks must begin sending them out on or before September 18. To check if you signed up to be a “forever” VBM voter, call your county clerk.
If you have not signed up to be a “forever” VBM voter, you must request a mail-in ballot if you want to get one this year. Click here to print the form for your county, fill it out, and mail it to your county clerk. Postage is required. Your clerk must receive this form by October 26 (but sooner is better!).

To learn more about voting by mail (including easy, step-by-step instructions on how to complete your vote-by-mail ballot to make sure your vote counts), click here.

To return your mail-in ballot: 
Mail-in ballots CANNOT be returned to poll workers on Election Day. After you mark your ballot, you have three options for returning it:

Mail: Your ballot must be properly sealed and postmarked on or before 8:00 p.m. November 2, and be received by your county’s Board of Elections on or before November 8. Depending on your county, you may or may not have to provide postage on your ballot. 

Secure Ballot Drop Box: Place it in one of your county’s secure ballot drop boxes by 8:00 p.m. on November 2. Boxes are open 24 hrs/day, monitored by security cameras, and collected daily by county election officials. Click here for your county’s secure Ballot Drop Box locations.

Board of Elections Office: Deliver it in person to your county’s Board of Elections Office by 8:00 p.m. on November 2. Click here for the location of your County Election Officials.

To track your ballot: After your ballot has been received, it will appear in the state's ballot-tracking system, so you can see that it has arrived safely. Click here to track your ballot. Whether your ballot has been accepted as valid will not appear on the tracker until after the election count is complete, likely in mid-late November.


Visit NJ's complete state voter information portal,

or check out their FAQ page