General Election - November 8, 2022

Important Election Dates

October 18 – Registration deadline for General Election

November 1 – Deadline to apply for a Vote-By-Mail by mail

October 29– November 6 – EARLY VOTING PERIOD
  • Friday-Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • No appointment is necessary.

November 7 – by 3:00 p.m. – Deadline for in-person Vote-By-Mail ballot applications

  • Polls open at 6:00 a.m.
  • Polls close at 8:00 p.m.
  • If you arrive at your polling location by 8:00 pm stay in line!
  • Deadline to place your ballot in a secure ballot drop box is 8:00 p.m.
  • Deadline for Post Office receipt of mail-in ballots.


How can I register to vote?

To register to vote, click here.

Is my voter registration up to date? Am I registered to vote at my current address? Is my party affiliation correct?

Check your voter registration status here.

Where are the early vote polling locations?

The early vote locations in your county may be different than your election day polling location. Find your early vote location here.

Where will my polling location be for November 8?

Find your polling location here.

Where can I find a vote-by-mail application?

Essex County
Morris County
Passaic County

How can I return my vote-by-mail ballot?

The best way to return your ballot is to mail it back using the envelope provided, which comes with prepaid first-class postage and is correctly addressed. It must be postmarked on or before 8:00 p.m. Election Day and be received by your county’s Board of Elections on or before 6 days after Election Day.

You can deposit your ballot in a secure ballot drop box in your county.

Find your county dropbox locations here.

You can also return your ballot in-person to your county’s Board of Elections Office by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day. Ballots should be returned to your county’s Board of Elections — NOT your county clerk.

Find your county’s Board of Elections here.

Can I vote in person despite receiving a vote-by-mail ballot?

If you show up at the polls on Election Day without the ballot that you received in the mail, you will be asked to fill out a paper provisional ballot, unless you are disabled in which case you will be able to vote using an ADA-compliant machine.

How can I make sure that my vote-by-mail ballot is counted?

To ensure that your ballot is counted, follow these steps:

1. Once you have filled out your ballot completely, place your ballot in the certificate envelope and seal it. Do not detach the certificate.

2. Print your name and address where indicated and sign the certification.

3. Put the certificate envelope in the outer envelope—the one with the return postage on it—and seal that.

4. If it’s close to Election Day, you can return your ballot by depositing it in a secure ballot drop box rather than by mail so you can be sure it’ll get to the Board of Elections on time, but your ballot will still be counted as long as it is postmarked before or on Election Day, November 8.

5. Sign up to track the status of your ballot here.

What should I do if I haven’t received my vote-by-mail ballot?

General election ballots will be sent to voters in New Jersey beginning September 24. Please note it can take up to two weeks to receive your ballot. If you are an active, registered voter and you have still not received your ballot, please contact your county clerk using the information below:

Essex Clerk: (973) 621-4921

Morris Clerk: (973) 285-6120

Passaic Clerk: (973) 225-3690

What should I do if my vote-by-mail ballot arrives damaged?

If your ballot arrives damaged, you should contact your county clerk who can get you a new ballot. Contact info for your county clerk can be found below:

Essex Clerk: (973) 621-4921

Morris Clerk: (973) 285-6120

Passaic Clerk: (973) 225-3690

What should I do if I mess up on my vote-by-mail ballot?

If you mess up your ballot, you can request a replacement from your county clerk or you can vote on a provisional ballot in-person on Election Day. Contact info for your county clerk can be found below:

Essex Clerk: (973) 621-4921

Morris Clerk: (973) 285-6120

Passaic Clerk: (973) 225-3690

What if I have a question or issue not listed here?

Call 1-877-NJ-VOTER (1-877-658-6837)

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