Pursuant to the federal "Help America Vote Act of 2002" (HAVA), if you registered to vote by mail in your county after January 1, 2003, and never voted in a federal election in the county, you were required to provide your county commissioner of registration with identification.
Whenever a person delivers a ballot to the county board, that person shall provide proof of the person's identity in the form of a New Jersey driver's license, or another form of identification issued or recognized as official by the federal government, the State, or any of its subdivisions, providing the identification carries the full address and signature of the person. The person shall sign a record maintained by the county of all mail-in ballots personally delivered to it.
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.
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.
Statewide Vote By Mail Ballot Application - English
Statewide Vote By Mail Ballot Application - Espanol
Statewide Vote By Mail Ballot Application - Gujarati
Statewide Vote By Mail Ballot Application - Hindi
Statewide Vote By Mail Ballot Application - Korean
Statewide Vote By Mail Ballot Application - Punjabi
Statewide Vote By Mail Ballot Application - Simplified Chinese
Statewide Vote By Mail Ballot Application - Traditional Chinese
First time users have to create an account and will need either a Driver’s License Number, Last 4 digits of SSN, or Voter ID Number to validate voter registration status. (If you don’t know your Voter ID number, you can obtain it by going to "Am I Registered?" or contact your Superintendent of Elections or Commissioner of Registration)
Be sure to complete and sign the certificate attached to the inner envelope when you return your vote by mail ballot.
Be sure to leave the certificate attached to the inner envelope. Do not put it inside the inner envelope.
If you are not sure if your ballot will arrive in time, you can drop it off in person at the county Board of Elections, your designated polling place, or one of the county’s secure authorized ballot drop boxes, or at your polling place on Election Day. Contact your Board of Elections for drop-off locations.
If you are dropping your ballot off in-person, you must do-so by 8 pm on Election Day.
The Boards of Elections may start counting ballots 10 days before the election. The counting of ballots will continue until after the deadline for receipt of timely mailed postmarked mail-in ballots.
If another person will be mailing your ballot, bringing it to a secure ballot drop box, or delivering it to the county Board of Elections, make certain that person completes the “Bearer Portion” on the envelope addressed to the Board of Elections before the ballot is taken from you. No person who is a candidate in this election is permitted to serve as a bearer. No person is permitted to serve as a bearer for more than three qualified voters in an election. It is against the law for anyone except you, the voter, to mail or transport your ballot unless the outer envelope is sealed and the “Bearer Portion” is completed.
Page Last Updated: 02/28/21