The voter registration deadline is Oct. 13 in NJ: Three ways you can register to vote
The deadline to vote in the Nov. 3 general election is Tuesday, Oct. 13. The following are three ways you can register to vote in New Jersey.
- You can register online to vote in New Jersey by visiting the state’s voter registration page. You will need a current driver’s license or non-driver identification card. Your information will be provided to the MVC to validate identification, and to retrieve a copy of your digitized signature. Or you can use your social security number, but you must have the ability to sign on-screen or upload your signature to complete the registration process.
- You can register by mail. You must have a printer to print out your voter registration application. Applications are available in English and Spanish on the Department of State Division of Elections voter information portal.
- Register in person by filling out your voter registration application and dropping it off at the McDade county administration building at 640 South Broad Street in Trenton weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. The Mercer County Superintendent of Elections office is located in the building. The office is closed to the public because of the pandemic, but the security guard at the entrance will buzz someone from the office and a representative will come out to collect your registration form.
To register to vote in New Jersey, you must be a United States citizen. You must be at least 17 years old to register, but you can’t vote until you are 18. You must also be a resident of the county for 30 days before the election.
Not sure if you are already registered to vote in New Jersey? Visit the state’s voter registration search page to confirm that you are properly registered.