Election Rules

General Election Voter Registration Deadline: October 13

New Jersey will mail ballots to all registered voters for the November 3 elections. Contact your county election official for more information on how to return your ballot.

New Jersey’s Address Confidentiality Program provides survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking with the means for confidential voter registration. Learn more here.

Restoration of Voting Rights After Felony Convictions: The right to vote is automatically restored for felons after the completion of their parole or probation.

ID Requirements for Voting: ID only required for first time voters.

Absentee Voting: Mail-in ballots will be automatically sent to all registered active voters for the July 7th elections. All inactive voters will automatically receive an absentee ballot request form. Any registered New Jersey voter can request an absentee ballot. Voters must download the application online and mail it to their County Clerk at least 7 days before the election, or hand it in the day before. Download the application here.

Gender Gaps in Representation

New Jersey ranks 21st in the country for women’s representation in the State Legislature.

New Jersey Congressional Delegation

New Jersey State Legislature

Voter Turnout

New Jersey had a voter turnout very close to the overall voter turnout for the United States for both men and women in the 2016 Elections.

Percent Voter Turnout by Gender

Percent Voter Turnout by Race

Other races not shown due to population size