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New Jersey Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to vote in New Jersey you must be:

  • A United States citizen
  • 17 years old, but must be 18 in order to vote in an election
  • A resident of the county for 30 days before the election

You are not eligible to register to vote if you are serving a jail sentence or are on parole or probation as a result of a conviction of an indictable offense under state or federal law or have been adjudged mentally incompetent. However, in New Jersey, ex-felons can register to vote. Any person who is no longer in prison, or has completed his or her term of probation or parole can register to vote.

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