Today is National Voter Registration Day!

Here is a list of voting and election related resources and important dates, so you are well prepared for the upcoming elections.

Dates to Remember

October 5: Commencement of mailing of mail-in ballots for all registered voters

October 13: Voter registration deadline (21 days before the election)

October 23: Deadline to apply for a mail-in ballot by mail

October 23: Mailing of sample ballots

October 30: Deadline for application to receive mail-in ballots by electronic means for qualified overseas civilian and military voters

November 3: General Election

November 3: Deadline for post office receipt of mail-in ballots and in person submission of mail-in ballots to County Boards of Election

November 10 by 8:00 p.m.: Deadline for receipt of timely mailed postmarked mail-in ballots to County Boards of Election

Election Timeline: https://nj.gov/state/elections/assets/pdf/chrons/2020-chron-general-election-0828a.pdf

Voting Resources

Hotlines

1-866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683)

1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Español)

1-888-API-VOTE (Asian multilingual assistance)

Check if you are registered to vote

Register to vote

Vote by mail

Track your ballot (you must create an account)

Request an absentee ballot

Party Affiliation Declaration

Provisional ballots

Military and overseas voting

Useful Websites

  • ACLU Voting Rights
  • Can I Vote  National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) Created by state election officials with up-to-date national & state-by-state information. Sections: Voter Registration, Find Your Polling Place, Valid Forms of ID, Absentee and Early Voting, Election Official Directory
  • CIRCLE Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (Tufts) provides info about voter registration numbers, barriers; oriented toward young people
  • COVID-19 election resources
  • Essex County Board of Elections
  • Fair Elections Center National nonpartisan election reform and voting rights organization
  • Federal Election Commission Information about federal election campaign finance law and compliance.
  • Federal Voting Assistance Project Absentee voting assistance and verification for service members & their families and overseas citizens. Plus, links to state/territory-specific election & legislative websites.
  • League of Women Voters Voter registration & voting info for 50 states, candidate info
  • NJ Voter Information Portal
  • Overseas Vote Voter services for U.S. citizens overseas and uniformed service members
  • Project Vote Smart Sample Ballots by Zip Code. Elected Officials & Candidates voting records, interest group ratings, speeches, campaign contributions, and contact information, current and past ballot measures by date & issue
  • A Starting Point  A civic engagement video-based app that helps voters better understand the issues of the day.
  • Rock the Vote Dedicated to building the political power of young people,  Register to vote, check your registration status, and more.
  • U.S. Election Assistance Commission Support and information for election administrators
  • US Vote Foundation Registration & information, FAQs by state and topic,.
  • Usa.Gov Voting Registration & information, Election Day resources, election laws, results,process, and history; State & local Election Offices; FAQs
  • Vote 411
  • Vote.org – New Jersey Election Center Information and deadlines for absentee voting, early voting, and election day.
  • VoteRiders offers free assistance for any eligible voter who encounters barriers to securing his or her ID to vote, including financial and legal help obtaining underlying documents like birth certificates, change of name documentation, etc.

NJ Elections app: Available on Android and Apple devices

Campaign Finance/Funding Information

  • Federal Election Commission
    Information about federal election campaign finance law and compliance.
  • Open Secrets
    Nonpartisan information about the influence of money on politics.
  • Project Vote Smart
    Sample Ballots by Zip Code. Elected Officials & Candidates voting records, interest group ratings, speeches, campaign contributions, and contact information, current and past ballot measures by date & issue

Population-Specific information and Resources

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