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Top 5 Things to Know About In-Person Early Voting

Earlier this year, a law was passed permitting in-person early voting in New Jersey.
Here are the answers to five common questions about in-person early voting:
1. What is In-Person Early Voting?
This new option enables all registered voters to cast their ballot in person, using a voting machine, during a nine-day period prior to Election Day. You can now choose to vote, in person, when it’s most convenient for your schedule.
2. Where Can I Access In-Person Early Voting?
  • No matter where you live in the county, you can vote your specific ballot at any of your county’s designated in-person early voting locations.
  • Find you county’s locations at Vote.NJ.Gov
3. When Can I Access In-Person Early Voting?
  • In-person early voting locations will be open Saturday, October 23 through Sunday, October 31.
  • Hours will be Monday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. and Sunday, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. No appointment necessary.
4. What If I Always Vote By Mail, But Now Want To Vote Early, In Person, Instead?
  • Check whether or not you are an active vote-by-mail voter at Vote.NJ.Gov under “Am I Registered?”
  • If you are registered to vote by mail in the 2021 General Election, you must opt out, in order to cast a ballot in person on a machine at an early voting location.
  • To opt out, contact your County Clerk, listed below, by August 31.
5. Can I Still Choose From Other Voting Options?
Yes. You may select, instead, to:

  • Apply for a vote-by-mail ballot and return it one of the following ways…
    • 1… Mail: It must be postmarked on or before 8:00 p.m. November 2 and be received by your county’s
      Board of Elections on or before November 8.
    • 2… Secure Ballot Drop Box: Place it in one of your county’s secure ballot drop boxes by 8:00 p.m. on November 2. Drop box locations can be found at Vote.NJ.Gov.
    • 3… Board of Elections Office: Deliver it in person to your county’s Board of Elections Office by 8:00 p.m. on November 2. County Election Officials’ contact information can be found at Vote.NJ.Gov.
  • Or, vote in person at your polling place, from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, November 2.
    Accommodations will be made for voters with disabilities. Go to Vote.NJ.Gov for your polling place, listed on the Polling Locations page.
    NOTE: Vote-by-mail ballots CANNOT be returned to your polling place for this election.
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