【N.J】 How do I register to vote in N.J.? Here’s what to know – New Jersey News


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Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day in the U.S.

It is a nonpartisan civic holiday focused on getting citizens ready to vote before the general elections in November.

Here’s what you need to know about how to vote in New Jersey.

How do I register to vote in New Jersey?

You can register online at New Jersey’s election website.

Note: You will need to have a Driver’s License or non-driver ID card issued by the N.J. Department of Motor Vehicles (MVC) or a Social Security number handy before starting the online application.

You can also register by-mail by filling out a form on New Jersey’s election website and selecting your county, or by registering in person.

Am I eligible to register to vote in New Jersey?

According to New Jersey’s election website, you must be a U.S. citizen, at least 17 years old at the time of registration (you have to be 18 by the time you vote), a resident of the county you’re voting in for at least 30 days before the election and not currently serving a jail or prison sentence in New Jersey or any other state.

What are the voter registration deadlines in New Jersey?

According to Vote.gov, here are the voter registration deadlines for New Jersey:

  • Online registration deadline: Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022
  • Register by mail deadline: Must be postmarked by Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022
  • In person registration deadline: Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022

How do I check my voter registration status?

Registered voters can check their status on the “Am I Registered?” page of the New Jersey voter website.

All you have to do is enter your name and date of birth to search for your record.

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