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Voting in 2020 in New Jersey will be unlike any other year.

Love it or hate it, NJBIA just wants to make sure that you do it. And the sooner, the better!

To clear up any uncertainty about how, where and when you can vote, NJBIA has established this page and video campaign to make sure all who are register have their voice heard.

So here’s what you need to know!

You CAN vote in person on Election Day, Nov. 3. You CANNOT vote on the machine. 

All in-person voting will be on provisional paper ballots. Provisional ballots are counted after mail-in ballots. The only exception is for people with disabilities. 

Here are your voting options in 2020:

  • You can return your ballot via mail. It must be postmarked on or before Election Day. If you are planning to utilize this option, the sooner the better.
  • You can hand deliver your mail-in ballot to a secure ballot drop box. You can locate a secure drop box in your county here.
  • You can hand deliver your mail-in ballot to your polling location on Election Day between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Nov. 3.
  • In some counties, you can deliver your ballot to the Board of Elections offices in advance of Election Day. Find out if this is an option for you by calling your County Board of Elections office.

You may have a different polling location this year.

Check before you go! Polling locations can be found here.

If you are among those who feel strongly about casting your vote in person, this is the option that most closely resembles that in 2020:

The closest option to casting your ballot in person this year is to fill out your mail-in ballot and hand deliver it to either the County Board of Elections office (in advance of Election Day, Nov. 3) or your polling location on Election Day, Nov. 3, between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. Bring photo ID if you are delivering your ballot to the Board of Elections office.

You can also track your ballot 

There is a statewide ballot tracking system voters can access. Instructions and links included below. In order to set up an account, you need to register. You’ll be given the option to choose one of three personal identifiers:

  • Driver’s license number
  • The last four digits of your Social Security number, or
  • Your Voter ID number (most encouraged)

STEP 1: 

Look up your Voter ID

You will need to enter your first name, last name, and date of birth. 


Set up your Voter Record Account.

Click the second button on the page: “Set Up My Voter Record Account”


Register to track your ballot

Click the first button on the page: “Log Into My Voter Record”


Q: What should I do if my ballot didn’t arrive?

A: Contact your County Clerk’s Office and ask for a replacement ballot.

Q: My ballot did arrive, but I misplaced it. What should I do?

A: Contact your County Clerk’s Office and ask for a replacement ballot.

Q: I received a ballot for someone who doesn’t live at my residence or is deceased. What should I do?

A: Mail the ballot back, unopened, with the reason for return written on the outside of the envelope.