Voters are reminded that those who plan to change their party affiliation that they must do so by April 14, in order to participate in their new party’s Gubernatorial Primary Election on June 8.

“Voters often do not realize that the deadline to change their affiliation is set long before Primary Day,” said Board of Elections Administrator Nicole DiRado. “If you plan to change parties ahead of the June 8, 2021, Primary for Governor, please be aware that party declaration changes must be received by the Election Board by April 14.”

Party Affiliation changes are easy.  Voters can:

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1. Update their party online at;

2. Request that a Party Declaration Form be mailed to them by calling 973-285-6120

3. Download a form at for an English form.

To download a form in Spanish, use

Calling the Election Board is the best way for voters ensure they are ready to vote for their party’s nominee for Governor.

The April 14 deadline does not apply to voters who are currently unaffiliated. They may declare their party at the polls on June 8.

Unaffiliated voters who vote by mail will have an opportunity to declare their affiliation when they receive their ballots. They receive a ballot for each party, and they return only the ballot for which they declare.

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