LIVINGSTON, NJ — All New Jersey voters are encouraged to confirm their voter registration status, while anyone not registered to vote or knows someone who is not is urged to register for New Jersey's vote-by-mail election by Oct. 13.
Confirming voter registration status:
New Jersey residents can confirm their voter registration record by searching the NJ Division of Elections database of registered voters.
All active registered voters in New Jersey will automatically receive a mail-in ballot for the Nov. 3 election.
Registering to vote:
New Jersey residents can now register online at the Department of State, Division of Elections 2020 New Jersey Voter Information Portal.
As an alternative, Essex County residents may download the voter registration form in English or Spanish. Qualifications include being a United States Citizen, at least 18 years old by the next election and a resident of the county for at least 30 days prior the election. The voter registration form can also be used for name and address changes.
A voter registration form may also be picked up in person at the Essex County Clerk's Office, from a local municipal clerk, or from any Motor Vehicle Agency office. Completed applications can be sent to the following address or presented in person at the Commissioner of Registration's Office.
Essex County Commissioner of Registration, Hall of Records
465 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, RM 417A
Newark, NJ 07102-9852
The Livingston Township Clerk's Office, located at 357 S. Livingston Avenue, will be open on Oct. 13 until 9 p.m. to receive registration forms.
Directions for Voting
Every voter can help the General Election run as smoothly as possible by filling out and returning the General Election Vote-by-Mail ballot as soon as possible after receipt.
The following early-voting methods are available now and will be in effect until the polls close at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3:
- Send with post prepaid to the Essex County Board of Elections by U.S. Postal Service.
- Deposit at an Essex County Board of Elections secure ballot drop-off box, which are all available on a 24/7 basis until 8 p.m. on Nov. 3. (Click here for other drop-off box locations in Essex County.)
- Hand deliver to the Essex County Board of Elections or Essex County Clerk’s office, which will be both open for ballot delivery on Nov. 3. (Hand delivery requires voters to present New Jersey identification and sign a register.)
- Designate a ballot bearer to either deposit it in a drop-off box or hand deliver it to the Essex County Board of Elections or Essex County Clerk’s office. (Instructions to do so are printed on the ballot.)
In addition, on Election Day, voters can bring their vote-by-mail ballot to their designated polling place, which can be found by clicking here.
Voters who arrive at their polling place without a vote-by-mail ballot will be provided with a provisional paper ballot to use. ADA-accessible voting machines are available only for voters with disabilities.
Last week, the Township of Livingston installed its own secure drop box behind Livingston Town Hall, which will be monitored 24/7 until the election. CLICK HERE to read more.
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