National Voter Registration Act
What is NVRA?
The National Voter Regsitration Act of 1993 (NVRA) became law on January 1, 1995. Known as the “Motor Voter” law, it is intended to increase the number of citizens who register to vote, increase voter participation, and protect the integrity of the electoral process. The law established a variety of mechanisms to make it easier for Americans to exercise their right to vote.
NVRA requires that individuals be given an opportunity to register to vote or to update their voter registration information when applying for a driver’s license or other personal identification issued by a Motor Vehicle Commission Agency.
The opportunity to register to vote shall be offered to citizens applying for a Driver’s license (new applicant, renewal or change of address).
"Voter Registration Agency"
NVRA requires public assistance or State-funded programs engaged in providing services to persons with disabilities (new applicant, recertification, renewal or change of address).
Mandated Voter Registration Agencies
NJ Medical Assistance & Health Services Program (PAAD & Division of Medical Assistance & Hospitals)
WIC (Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infant & Children)
Work First New Jersey Programs
Division of Developmental Disabilities
Office of Disability Services
Department of Human Services - Public Offices
Armed Forces of the United States Recruitment Offices
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services - Department of Labor
Commission of the Blind & Visually Impaired
County Welfare Agency or County Board of Social Services
County Commissioners of Registration
Local Municipal Clerks Offices
Implementation Guidelines and forms
Quarterly Report Forms
All state mandated agencies must send their quarterly reports to the Division of Elections accurately and on time.
Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CBVI):
Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD):
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVRS):
Psychiatric Hospitals (Psy. Hosp.):
Women, Infants and Children (WIC):
Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (PAAD):
NVRA Supply/Request Forms
Voter Opportunity Forms (Bi-lingual)
Voter Opportunity Forms (PAAD -Bi-lingual)
Voter Outreach Poster
Voter Outreach Poster - (Espanol)
National Voter Registration Act - Stautes/Codes
National Voter Registration Act - Statutes/Codes