Voting by Mail


Special Notes

In New Jersey, any voter can now Vote by Mail for any election.  You do not need a reason for a Vote by Mail Ballot.

  • Vote-by-Mail applications must be received at the county clerk’s office by October 27.
  • Your absentee ballot must be received by the County Board of Elections no later than 8:00 PM (close of the polls) the day of the election.
  • If you register to vote by mail, then you CANNOT vote at a live poll on election day.  So only choose to vote by mail if you are actually going to vote by mail.
  • Complete the ballot and mail it back to your county clerk.
    If you and your spouse both choose to vote by mail, you can send in the registration forms together in one envelope.  BUT YOU MUST SEND YOUR COMPLETED BALLOTS in SEPARATE ENVELOPES.

A voter may apply for an absentee ballot by completing a Vote by Mail Application and mailing the application to their County Clerk by mail up to 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 copies of an Absentee Ballot Application since an original signature is required.

PRINT and fill out completely Vote by Mail Application.Print and sign your name where indicated. Failure to do so may result in the rejection of your application.Mail or deliver to your County Clerk’s office.

This application (to register to vote by mail) must be received by the County Clerk no later than 7 days prior to the election. If you fail to meet this time period, you may come in person (or via authorized messenger if sick or confined) up until 3:00 PM the day prior to the election.

Mail or take your completed Vote by Mail Application (as per instructions above)

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