Voter Eligibility

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 currently serving a sentence, probation, or parole because of a felony conviction

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 or on parole or probation, as a result of a conviction of an indictable offense under state of federal law.
  • If you were registered to vote before you were convicted, you must complete a new voter registration form once you have served your time.
  • If you are a pre-trial detainee or on bail pending appeal, you do not lose your right to vote.
  • If you have any questions, please contact your County Commissioner of Registration.

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