The 2020 General Election in New Jersey, like the primary, will be a mostly vote by mail election. Election Day is Tuesday, November 3; now just weeks away and the deadline to register to vote is Tuesday, October 13th! Please use this page as an election guide to find the resources you need to vote.
Every registered voter will receive a vote by mail (absentee) ballot by mid-October at the latest. You will then have to complete and return your ballot via mail with the enclosed pre-paid envelope, utilize one of the secure drop boxes in the county in which you vote, return it to your County Clerk, or hand it to a poll worker at your polling place on election day.
We want to make sure you are prepared to cast your ballot, so we will be compiling important voting information right here on this page.
Voting can be particularly challenging for people with disabilities, luckily there are resources available to ensure that access to the ballot box, or in this election, absentee ballots are protected.
If you, or someone in your care, is unable to complete a vote by mail ballot due to a disability, you are allowed to vote in person. Each municipality is required to have at least one in-person voting location open.
You can also request a large-print vote by mail ballot from your County Clerk’s office. If you need this accommodation, please request this early to allow time for you to receive and cast your accessible ballot.
In-person voting locations are required by state and federal law to be accessible in accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act and the Help America Vote Act. If your town is not following these requirements, please report it to the State of New Jersey here.
For disability voting specific questions, you can call Disability Rights New Jersey’s Voter Hotline at (866) 493-0023. They are open during regular business hours until the election and 7 AM to 8 PM on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3.
While voting in-person, you have the right to bring someone to help you vote, request assistance from a poll worker, use an accessible voting machine, and protect the privacy of your vote. Basically, you can have assistance voting, but it is not required.
Please consult with your County Clerk's office for information about in-person voting.
Additionally, Vote.org has put together a compressive webpage listing all of the information you need to know about voting, registration, important dates and more. You may also refer to their Election Protection Information Guide.
2020 is a Presidential election year and much is at stake. The White House, the House of Representatives and the Senate are truly all up for grabs. New Jersey also has several competitive local elections.
Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing information about the election in an unbiased and unvarnished way to provide you with things you need to know about the upcoming elections.
HeadCount is a great resource to learn about the candidates you will see on your ballot.
If you have any questions about what races are coming up in the November 3rd general election, please let us know.
The General Election will be conducted as a vote by mail election. If you are registered to vote, you will automatically receive a vote by mail (absentee). If you require a large print ballot or other accommodations, you may request one from your County Clerk.
If you wish to vote in person, you will be able to complete a provisional ballot at your polling place. Once it is confirmed that you have not sent in your vote by mail ballot, your provisional ballot will be counted.
Please note that due to COVID-19 restrictions, your polling place for this election may be different than the polling place you used in past elections. Please use this tool to locate your polling place for in-person voting.
DO NOT SEND IN YOUR VOTE BY MAIL BALLOT AND THEN VOTE IN PERSON, THIS IS A FELONY PUNISHABLE BY SEVERE FINES AND JAIL TIME.
If you choose to vote in person, please wear a mask, practice social distancing, wash your hands after voting and follow all instructions from your local poll workers.
Please take one minute to sign our 2020 Voter Pledge! Commit to voting so that people with living disabilities and those who care for them can have a role in shaping the results of the 2020 election.
You can also use this form to request voting assistance form Easterseals New Jersey. We will ensure you or the individuals in your care are connected to the resources you need to ensure your votes are counted!