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New Jersey Absentee Ballot Process

In New Jersey, you can vote by mail ballot for any election. You do not need a reason for a vote by mail ballot. You may apply for a vote by mail ballot by completing an vote by mail ballot application and mailing the application to your county clerk. The application must be received by the County Clerk seven days before the election.

You may also apply in person to the county clerk until 3:00 p.m. the day before the election.

The County Clerk cannot accept faxed copies of an vote by mail ballot application unless you are a Military or Overseas voter, since an original signature is required.

If you applied for a vote by mail ballot and were required to show identification, you should have received a request for identification in your vote by mail ballot material. The identification requirement, however, does not apply to any vote by mail voter who receives a ballot because of temporary illness or a temporary or permanent disability or any absentee military or overseas civilian voter.

Vote by mail ballots must be received by the Board of Election by the close of the polls on election day.

If you have any questions, you can call 1-877-NJ-VOTER (1-877-658-6837).

Overseas citizens and U.S. military personnel can find information on how to register to vote and request a vote by mail ballot at the Overseas Vote Foundation.

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