Voting

Voting

Elections

The Town Clerk’s office provides forms for Voter Registration, Vote by Mail Applications, and Change of Party Affiliation.

Click below for forms & instructiona:

  • Voter Registration – Application Form
  • Voter Registration – Instructions
  • Vote by Mail – Application
  • Vote by Mail  – Instructions
  • Political Party Affiliation Form  
    Complete, print and mail form to: Commissioner of Registration, County of Essex, Hall of Records Room 417, 465 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Newark, NJ 07102-9852.
  • Political Party Affiliation Declaration – Form
  • Change of Political Affiliation – Instructions
  • Find your Polling Place
  • Find out if you are Registered to Vote
  • Serve Essex County as a Boardworker, or volunteer to be a Challenger

Important Election Dates and Deadlines:
Party Affiliation Change:  At least 55 days prior to Primary Election date.

Voter Registration:  At least 21 days before the Primary Election date.  A New Jersey resident who is at least 17 years of age may pre-register to vote, but cannot vote until reaching the age of 18.
Absentee Ballot:  Must be received by County Clerk not less than 7 days before the Election by mail, or by 3 p.m. in person, the day before the Election.

The Clerk’s office holds a nighttime voter registration until 9 pm on the 21st day before the election.

2017 Voter Registration Deadlines: 
Primary Election Nighttime Voter Registration – May 15, 2017
General Election Nighttime Voter Registration – October 17, 2017

Vote by Mail Ballots (formerly known as Absentee Ballots):  Only the person applying for the absentee ballot can pick up the application.  In case of illness, a messenger can obtain an absentee ballot from the County Clerk’s office upon presentation of a request signed by the voter.  Once a person applies for the absentee ballot, they cannot vote in person at the polls.
The County Clerk’s address is:  Hall of Records, Room 247, P.O. Box 690, Newark, NJ 07101.  For information, call 973-621-4921 or e-mail info@essexclerk.com.