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To register to vote in New Jersey individuals must be:

  • A United States Citizen
  • At least 18 years old by the next election
  • A resident of your come county for 30 days before the election
  • A person NOT currently serving a sentence, probation or parole because of a felony conviction

The Commissioner of Registration cannot accept faxed copies or an electronic transmission of a voter registration form, since an original signature is required. Individuals are not eligible to register to vote if they are serving a sentence or are on parole or probation, as a result of a conviction of an indictable offense under state or federal law, or have been adjudged mentally incompetent.

The Voter Registration Form can also be used for name and address changes. Forms must be received 21 days prior to the next election to be able to vote in that election.

How to register:

  • You may download a Voter Registration Form (Español) or pick one up in person from your local municipal clerk, or from a Motor Vehicle Agency office; AND
  • Send the completed application to: PO Box 690, Newark, NJ 07101-0690; OR
  • Bring the application to the Essex County Clerk's Office: 465 Martin Luther King Blvd., Room 247, Newark, NJ.
  • To contact the Essex County Clerk’s Office, please call 973-621-4961.
  • Mail-In (Absentee) Ballots are available both online and in the Municipal Clerk’s Office.

Find Your Polling Place, Ward, Voting District Information:

The New Jersey Division of Elections website lets you find your Ward, polling place, and voting district information by filling out an online form with your: Street Number, Street Name, City and County or Street Address, Street Name and Zip Code. If an exact match is found in the state's records, you will be provided with your Polling Place, Voting Area District and the County Election Official information.

If no match is found, please contact the Municipal Clerk’s Office for polling place location: 973-509-4900.

The Polling Place Search is available here.

Click here to use the Township’s Interactive Map to find your polling place.