Voter Registration in New Jersey
The Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) sends voter registration applications with all mailed driver licenses. This form is also available at MVC agencies or online.
The Motor Voter law allows the MVC to ask you whether you want to register to vote or update your registration at the time you apply for a driver license or other identification card.
To register to vote in New Jersey, you must be:
- A United States citizen
- 18 years old by the next election
- A resident of the county for 30 days before the election
For voter registration purposes, an individual's identification may include, but not be limited to, any current and valid photo ID, such as:
- A driver's license
- A student or employee ID
- A military or other government ID
- A store membership ID
- A United States passport
It may also include these other forms of identification:
- A bank statement
- A car registration
- A government check or document
- A non-photo driver's license
- A rent receipt
- A sample ballot
- A utility bill
- Any other official document
If you do not show identification to the election officials, you will vote by provisional ballot and have until the close of business on the second day after the election to provide identification to your County Elections office.
If you applied for an absentee ballot and were asked to show identification, you should have received a request for identification with your absentee ballot materials. The identification requirement does not apply to any absentee voter who receives a ballot because of temporary illness, or a temporary or permanent disability, or any absentee military or overseas civilian voter.
If you have any questions regarding elections and voting, you can call (877) NJ-VOTER (877-658-6837) for more information.
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