Elections / Voting

• REMINDER - if someone has passed away, contact the Superintendent of Elections, 201-336-6121.
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HOW CAN I VOTE IN THE UPCOMING PRIMARY?
 

You may:
  • Apply for a vote-by-mail ballot and return it one of the following ways:
    1. Mail: Vote-by-mail ballots sent through the mail must be postmarked by Election Day, and received by the county Board of Elections on or before the sixth day after the close of the polls.
General Election – November 8, 2022
  1. Secure Ballot Drop Box: Secure Ballot Drop Box: Place it in one of your county’s secure ballot drop boxes by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day. Drop box locations can be found at Vote.NJ.Gov. (We have our own at town hall now)
  2. Board of Elections Office: Deliver it in person to your county’s Board of Elections Office by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day. County Election Officials’ contact information can be found at Vote.NJ.Gov.
  • In-Person Early Voting for both the Primary Election and the General Election. Each NJ county will hold in-person machine voting. Each county, depending on its size, will designate a minimum of 3 to 10 voting locations for early in-person voting purposes. Early voting locations will be open from at least 10 am to 8 pm on Mondays through Saturdays, and from at least 10 am to 6 pm on Sundays. Go to Vote.NJ.Gov for your early voting sites. (Instructions)
Primary Election – June 3, 2022 - June 5, 2022 (the in-person early voting period)
General Election – October 29, 2022 – November 6, 2022
  • In-Person Voting on Election Day, at your polling place, from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Accommodations will be made for voters with disabilities. Go to Vote.NJ.Gov for your polling place, listed on Polling Locations page or click here.
General Election – November 8, 2022
NOTE: Vote-by-mail ballots CANNOT be returned to your polling place for this election.
 
Primary elections are held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in June. The primary is held for parties to nominate candidates for the General Election, and to elect Democratic and Republican party members of the state and county committees (and, in presidential election years, delegates to national nominating conventions).  Polling hours are 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

General elections are held the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November to elect national, state, county and municipal officials. Polling hours are 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

School elections are held annually to elect members to the School Boards and to approve school tax levies. These elections are now held the same time as General Elections - the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. You must be a registered voter in order to participate in school board elections.  Polling hours are 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. 

Special School Elections may be held on the fourth Tuesday in January, second Tuesday in March, last Tuesday in September and second Tuesday in December.  (Except, in a Presidential year there will be no March election).

Voter Registration

Voting is one of the most basic privileges, rights & responsibilities a citizen has. In NJ, you are eligible to vote if you
- Are a US citizen, and
- Reside in a municipality 30 days before an election, and
- Are 18 on or before Election Day, and
- Are not serving a sentence, on parole or on probation as a result of being convicted of an indictable offense in any state.
You may register any time throughout the year but in order to vote in any election, your registration must be received 21 days prior to the election in which you wish to vote.

You may register to vote at the county Commissioner of Registrations office. You may also register by mail by filling out an application and mailing it.

Superintendent of Elections
One Bergen County Plaza
Room 380
Hackensack, NJ 07601-7076
(201) 336-6100
(FAX) 201-336-6111

The Registration form may be found here, and copies are also available at the county office, any municipal clerk's office, through the League of Women Voters, other public agencies and usually through political party headquarters.  In New Jersey you do not have to declare a party affiliation when you register. You may choose, if you wish.

If you are a newly registered voter, not declared or you have never voted in a primary election, you still may vote in the primary election in June. When you go to the polls that day, you will be asked to declare your party, Republican or Democrat.  Once you vote, you will be affiliated with that party unless you file a letter or written form asking your party affiliation be changed. Such a declaration must be received by the county office at least 55 days before the Primary Election.  If you are an unaffiliated voter (not declared) and receive Mail-In-Ballots, you will received both a Democrat and Republican ballot in your envelope.   You must complete and submit only one ballot, and the same as at the polls, you will be affiliated with that party until or unless you change your party affiliation. You have the option to declare as an unaffiliated voter again.  Forms are available at the Municipal Clerk's Office or County Clerk's Office to do so.

Voting questions can be answered by the Township Clerk or by the Superintendent of Elections. Call 201-336-6100 in Bergen County. 

Vote By Mail FAQ’s

In New Jersey, you must be a registered voter to apply for a Mail-In-Ballot. Click here for forms. Once you apply, you will not be permitted to vote by machine at your polling place in the same election.  You will receive instructions with your ballot.  A voter may vote by mail by completing the application for Vote by Mail Ballot (see below), and returning the application to their County Clerk (County Clerk address on the form). To receive your ballot by mail, the application must be received by the County Clerk up to 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.

The County Clerk cannot accept faxed or emailed copies of an Application for Vote by Mail Ballot, unless you are a Military or Overseas Voter, since an original signature is required.

PLEASE BE ADVISED: Do NOT return completed application to the Division of Elections. Completed applications must be returned to the voter’s County Clerk’s office.

What if I Move?

If you move between counties more than 29 days before an election, you must re-register in the new county and vote in the new county. If you move between counties within the 29 days before an election, you may vote in the former county.
If you move within a county more than 29 days before an election, you must file a written change of address with the county office.

 
04/04  - Nomination Petition Filing Deadline 4:00 pm for June Primary
05/17 - Late night voter registration deadline for Primary Election
05/31 - Deadline for a Vote by Mail Ballot application to be received by the County for the Primary Election by mail OR in person by 3:00 pm June 7 th at the County Clerk’s Office
06/07 - Primary Election, poll hrs. 6:00am–8:00 pm
10/18 - Late night voter registration deadline for the General Election
10/31 - Deadline to apply for a Vote-By-Mail ballot by mail for the November General Election.
11/05 - BC Election Division open for Vote-by-Mail application in person 9:00am–1:00 pm
11/07 - Deadline to apply in person at the County Clerk’s Office for a Vote-By-Mail Ballot for the November General Election by 3:00 p.m.
11/08 - General Election poll hrs. 6:00am–8:00 pm
Voting Location: Municipal Complex, 350 Hudson Avenue Sample Ballot includes your voting district number and room.
 


NJ VOTER INFORMATION PORTAL

Register to Vote ONLINE - CLICK HERE

 
Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) For Overseas Civilians and Active Duty Military Click here

Paper Forms
Voter Registration
Vote By Mail (Absentee)
Political Party Declaration

Vote-By-Mail Opt-Out Form
 
Primary Information Links

Petitions, Signatures Required, Electronic Signature Pages, Position on Ballot Forms - click here