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Department of State

New Jersey Division of Elections

The Hon. Tahesha Way, Secretary

New Jersey Secretary of State Tahesha Way's Election Message

As Secretary of State, it is my legal and moral obligation to ensure ballot access to qualified voters. I am interested in boosting participation and combating the disturbing trend of voter suppression we’ve witnessed around the country.

The surest way to keep government honest is utilizing the franchise of voting. What many people don’t realize is how the right to vote did not come easily. Consider the fact that the 19th Amendment—guaranteeing women that right—was not adopted until 1920. That isn’t so long ago. Before that, women were shut out of voting booths.

As Frederick Douglass said: “Educate your sons and daughters, send them to school, and show them that beside the cartridge box, the ballot box, and the jury box, you also have the knowledge box.”

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Voter Registration Deadlines

  • 11/19/19 December Special School Board Elections


Election Dates

  • 11/05/19 General Election

    Polls Open until 8:00 P.M.

  • 12/10/19 December Special School Board Elections

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New Jersey Election Audit Procedure

In accordance with N.J.S.A. 19:61-9 the Division of Elections is seeking public comment concerning the following election audit procedures.

Download the Proposed Procedure

Comments should be sent to

All comments must be received by 4:30 pm on Thursday, November 21, 2019.

Notice NJ DOE Has Moved

The New Jersey Division of Elections office has moved to a new office on the fourth floor of 20 W. State St., Trenton. The Division of Elections will operate as normal and all phone and email contact information is unchanged.

Completed candidate petitions can either be hand-delivered or mailed to the Division of Elections. Please find the addresses listed below:

Office Location:
20 W. State Street, 4th Floor
Trenton, NJ 08608

Mailing Address for United States Postal Service:
P.O. Box 304
Trenton, NJ 08625-0304

Delivery address for all other carriers, i.e., UPS, FedEx, etc.:
20 W. State Street, 4th Floor
Trenton, NJ 08608

If you have already scheduled a petition filing appointment, your petition will be accepted at our new office location: 20 W. State Street, 4th Floor; Trenton, NJ 08608.

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