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NJ Midterm Elections: What to Know About Early Voting, How to Register

Updated: Jun 26

September 23, 2022 |

Election Day is still six weeks away, but voting is about to start in New Jersey, as county clerks are set to start sending mail-in ballots to some 900,000 voters, who can return them immediately.

Saturday (9/24) is the day when counties must begin mailing the paper ballots, which have become more popular as a form of voting in recent years. Roughly 900,000 people, or about 15% of all those registered, get a mail-in ballot automatically for every election. Others can ask to receive a ballot for this election or for all future elections by filling out a form and returning it to their county clerk.

NJ SEED: Mid-term elections are an important barometer to test the effectiveness of a presidential term. This year’s elections are concentrated on the state’s 12 Congressional Districts.

  • Mail voting: All registered voters can request a no-excuse vote-by-mail ballot and vote from home.

  • Early in-person voting: You can vote early and in person at an early voting site from Oct. 29 through Nov. 6. Early in-person voting was introduced in New Jersey in 2021.

  • In-person voting on Election Day: The state’s general election is Tuesday, Nov. 8. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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