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To register in New Jersey, you must be:

  • A United States citizen
  • At least 17 years old, though you may not vote until you have reached the age of 18
  • A resident of the county for 30 days before the election
  • A person not serving a sentence of incarceration as the result of a conviction of any indictable offense under the laws of this or another state or of the United States.


The registrant must complete a Voter Registration Application and/or Party Affiliation Form. Mail or deliver the Voter Registration Application and/or Party Affiliation Form to the County Commissioner of Registration or Superintendent of Elections for your county.

You are not eligible to register to vote if:

  • You are serving a sentence of Incarceration as a result of a conviction of an indictable offense under the laws of this or another state or of the United States.

The registration deadline to vote in the next election is 21 days prior to the election day.

How to register:

  • You may download a Voter Registration Form (Solicitud de Inscripción de Votante de New Jersey) or pick one up in person from your local municipal clerk, or from a Motor Vehicle Agency office; AND
  • Send the completed application to: PO Box 690, Newark, NJ 07101-0690; OR
  • Bring the application to the Essex County Clerk's Office: 465 Martin Luther King Blvd., Room 247, Newark, NJ.
  • To contact the Essex County Clerk’s Office, please call 973-621-4961.
  • Mail-In (Absentee) Ballot  form is available online and in the Municipal Clerk’s Office.

Find Your Polling Place, Ward, Voting District Information:

The New Jersey Division of Elections website lets you find your Ward, polling place, and voting district information by filling out an online form with your: Street Number, Street Name, City and County or Street Address, Street Name and Zip Code. If an exact match is found in the state's records, you will be provided with your Polling Place, Voting Area District and the County Election Official information.

If no match is found, please contact the Municipal Clerk’s Office for polling place location: 973-509-4900.

The Polling Place Search is available here.

Click here to use the Township’s Interactive Map to find your polling place.