2021 General Election Voting Information

Your vote is your voice, make sure you know how to use it!

This year, we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, voting continues to look different than in previous years. In order to keep voters and poll workers safe, the state of New Jersey has provided more options to make sure every voter in New Jersey has a chance to cast their ballot. With all the options available, there is no reason not to get out and vote in this year’s general election. You can find NJEA-endorsed on your ballot candidates here. When you vote, make sure you vote for students, schools and your fellow educators.

Important Voter Information:

September 18

Vote-by-mail ballots will be mailed out

Ballots will only be mailed to you if you are on the permanent vote by mail list.

If you aren’t sure you should call 1-877-NJ-VOTER (1-877-658-6387).

Voting by mail is still available for those who choose to vote this way.

Any registered and eligible voter may vote by mail for any election to apply for a vote by mail ballot visit https://nj.gov/state/elections/vote-by-mail.shtml.

Ballots can be returned by USPS, a Secure Ballot Drop Box, or by delivering to your county clerk.

October 12

Voter registration deadline (for Nov. 2 general election)

October 23

NEW!  Early in-person voting will begin and run through Sunday, October 31

Hours will be Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 8 pm. and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. – NO appointment necessary

Each county will have designated early in-person polling places: https://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/vote-early-voting.shtml

October 26

Vote-by-mail applications due by mail to the county clerk for the general election

November 1

Deadline for in-person vote-by-mail applications for the general election (by 3 p.m.)

November 2

Election Day

All regularly operated polling places will be open for all voters who wish to cast their ballots on voting machines.

To locate your polling place visit: https://voter.svrs.nj.gov/polling-place-search

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