Register to Vote

Get Registered!

The registrant must download and complete a Voter Registration Application and/or Party Affiliation Form.

Mail or deliver the Voter Registration Application and/or Party Affiliation Form to the County Commissioner of Registration or Superintendent of Elections for your county.

The registration deadline to vote at the next election is 21 days prior to election day.

Where to Register

Registration Application Forms are available from the Division of Elections, the Commissioners of Registration office in the County where you live or from your Municipal Clerk.

  • Registration forms are also available at Division of Motor Vehicle offices. You can also register to vote at the same time you are applying for assistance or service at the following agencies:
  • NJ Medical Assistance & Health Services Program
  • WIC (Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infant & Children)
  • Work First NJ Programs
  • Division of Developmental Disabilities
  • Office of Disability Services - Department of Human Services - Public Offices
  • Armed Forces of the United States Recruitment Offices
  • Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services - Department of Labor
  • Commission of the Blind & Visually Impaired
  • County Welfare Agency or County Board of Social Services

You can also print a registration application and after entering required data, mail it to the Commissioners of Registration office in the county where you reside. In addition, this form can be used for name and address changes.


If we want our values and needs represented in government, it is vitally important that we come out in support of the candidates who help us advance our goals at all levels. When you sign up to Vote by Mail, you are helping your Council focus resources more effectively on Election Day, getting those members who haven’t voted yet out to the polls. It also demonstrates the strength of Union Carpenters to affect the outcome of elections by turning out votes early on behalf of candidates who support our values.

New Jersey’s Vote By Mail (VBM) also known as the Absentee Ballot, allows you to submit your ballot through the mail. You have 7 days prior to the election to request a ballot application via mail, or you can request one in person at your County Clerk’s office by 3 p.m. the day before election day.

Note also that voters have an option of indicating on the application for a Mail-In Ballot that they
would prefer to receive a ballot for each election that takes place during the remainder of the calendar year.

Voters also now have an option of automatically receiving a Mail-In Ballot for each General Election. If such voter no longer wants this option, the County Clerk’s office must be notified in writing.

A registered voter may cast their ballot by mail by completing the application for VBM and returning the application to their County Clerk by mail or in person up until 3 p.m. on election day.

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.

There is no excuse not to vote!

The Commissioners of Registration cannot accept faxed copies or an electronic transmission of a voter registration form since an original signature is required.