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Department of State, Division of Elections

New Jersey Voter Information Portal

The Hon. Tahesha Way, Secretary of State
Voting Questions? Call 1-877-NJ-VOTER (1-877-658-6837)
NJ Division of Elections

Track My Ballot

How To Track the Progress of Your Ballot

Start by signing into your personal My Voter Record account.

  Log Into My Voter Record  

If you do not already have a My Voter Record account, you will need to set up an account.

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N/A Your ballot has not yet been received by your county’s Board of Elections.
Received Your ballot has been received by your county’s Board of Elections. The security envelope it was mailed in will be checked to make sure it has been signed. The signature will then be reviewed and compared to make sure that it matches the signature in your voting record.

After your ballot is checked it will either be cleared for counting or rejected (see below)

A voter's ballot status on the Tracker will be updated to "Received" by each individual county. The amount of time it takes until updates are posted to the Track My Ballot tool will vary from county to county. Please check back periodically for updates to your ballot status.
Rejected Ballots can be rejected for a number of reasons, the most prevalent being a missing or non-matching signature. A missing or non-matching signature is the only reason, by law, that a ballot can be ’cured’ and then counted.

If your vote by mail ballot was missing your signature or the County Board of Elections has determined that your signature does not match the signature in your voting record, your county Board of Elections will provide you an opportunity to certify that you did, in fact, cast that ballot. That process takes the form of an email, phone call or letter to you from the County Board of Elections that will give you the opportunity to certify that you are voting.

A voter's ballot status on the Tracker will be updated to "Rejected" by each individual county. The amount of time it takes until updates are posted to the Track My Ballot tool will vary from county to county. Please check back periodically for updates to your ballot status.
Accepted Certifies that your ballot has been counted.

A voter's ballot status on the Tracker will be updated to "Accepted" by each individual county. The amount of time it takes until updates are posted to the Track My Ballot tool will vary from county to county. Please check back periodically for updates to your ballot status.

If you have questions about your ballot status, please call your County Election Officials.

How To Set Up Your Personal My Voter Record Account

Before creating a “My Voter Record Account”:

  • Please visit the Am I Registered/Voter Search Tool to confirm your voter registration information for accuracy, including spelling, date of birth, and city/county

    If you experience difficulty bringing up your voter registration record: Please remember your county provided the information that is loaded into the “Am I Registered” tool. Therefore the name you enter into the “Am I Registered" lookup tool must exactly match how the county provided it to work correctly.

    Here are some things to keep in mind when entering your name into the “Am I Registered” tool:
    • Does your last name have a hyphen or space?
      For example: McDonald may be entered as Mc Donald.
    • Was there a hyphen added or last name changed due to marriage?
    • Is there a middle initial is used to search and the county doesn’t have a middle name on your registration.
    • Nicknames won’t match.
      For example: Kate won’t match Katherine, Jim won’t match James, etc.
    • If the information is shown incorrectly in your voter registration record, county election officials must be notified. However, for purposes of creating your Voter Record Account enter the information as it currently appears in you voter registration record.
  • Once you have confirmed your information, locate your Voter ID number in the record you retrieved and write it down. You should then use the Voter ID number to create a “My Voter Record” account. 

Now you are ready to go ahead and create a “Voter Record Account” to track your ballot.

Here are some helpful tips when creating your “Voter Record Account”:

  • There can’t be any spaces in the first name when creating an account.
    For example:  If a voter’s first name is “S Robert,” the voter should create an account using “S” as the first name.
  • Your username must be between 4 and 15 characters long and may consist of any of the following characters:
    • a-z
    • 0-9
    • underscores
    • a single period
  • Your password must be at least eight characters long and include at least one of the following:
    • lowercase letter
    • uppercase letter
    • number
    • symbol (! @ # $ % ^ & *)
  • When logging into your account for the first time, please be aware you are to log in using your username and password, not your email address.

Download a printable version of these Helpful Hints

 

  Set Up My Voter Record Account  

You should use your Voter ID to sign up for your account. You can find it by using the "Am I Registered/Voter Search Tool.” Or you can contact your County Election Officials.

 

Page Last Updated: 02/11/21

 

 


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