Here are key details to make sure you are ready to vote:
Make Sure You Are Eligible to Vote
- Visit the ATNJ voter page for the latest information.
- Check that you are registered to vote.
- You must have a party affiliation of Democrat or Republican to vote, since NJ has closed primaries.
- You can lookup your affiliation by logging into or creating your My Voter Record account.
- Unaffiliated voters can update their affiliation up to and including when they vote. You can complete a form and return it to the Morris County Commissioner of Registration or declare when you vote. The deadline for Dems or Republicans to switch has already passed.
Make a Plan to Vote
Unlike 2020, New Jersey will return to largely voting in person for the 2021 elections. Make sure you are prepared and know your options to vote this year.
Find Out if You are Automatically Getting a Ballot in the mail. Using your My Voter account is the fastest way to check.
Voting in Person? Unless you requested permanent vote by mail status, your default is voting in person. Here are the key details:
- Look-up your status in your My Voter Record account. Create an account or login and click on the Mail in Ballot History to see if you are receiving a ballot by mail. Any questions? You can reach out to the Clerk’s office.
- If you are set to receive a ballot in the mail, you cannot vote in person on machines and must use a provisional ballot.
- View the Polling Locations Map to see where you need to go to vote in person. Voting is on June 8th from 6 am to 8 pm.
Voting by Mail or Drop Off? If you are on the permanent “vote by mail” list, ballots will start to arrive in early May.
- If you want to make sure you are signed up to vote by mail, visit the NJ elections website for the latest info. The application must be received by the County Clerk 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.
- Track your ballot status on your My Voter Record account.
- Return your ballot as soon as you get it:
- Mail-In Ballots can be returned via the USPS or deposited in the secure drop box located at the Public Safety Complex in Madison.
- Mail-In Ballots must be postmarked by Election Day, Tuesday, June 8th, and received no later than Monday, June 14.
Special Note for College Students
It can be tricky to vote in primary elections due to timing. Some suggestions:
- Confirm your voting status to determine if you are receiving a ballot in the mail or not. Contact the Clerk’s office if you are not sure.
- Check your address. Some students use their college address for ballot mailing. It is recommended you use a permanent local address.
- Make a plan. If you get a ballot in the mail at home, you have a few options:
- Have someone mail your ballot to you at school. Complete the ballot and mail it back directly to the elections office.
- Have someone mail your ballot to you at school. Complete the ballot and mail it back home. If you have someone put it into a drop box for you, they must complete the bearer’s portion of the ballot.
- If feasible, you can return home to vote on June 8th, assuming you were not issued a ballot by mail.
- Timing is critical. It is recommended to use priority mail or Fed-Ex to ensure timely returning of your ballot.