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Make Your Voice Heard!

It’s a core American Jewish value – a civic and religious responsibility – to take part in the democratic process by educating yourself about the issues facing our country and, most importantly, by turning out to vote. Voting will help ensure that you and the Jewish community have a crucial voice in shaping national policy and determining the future of our country.

What You Need to Know

  • NJ residents will vote in the general election on Tuesday, November 7.
  • You can check to see if you’re a registered voter at
  • If you’re not a registered voter, you can register online at There’s also an option to request a voter registration form from the NJ Department of Elections and register by mail. The deadline to register for the upcoming general election is Tuesday, October 17.
  • Any voter may apply for vote-by-mail by completing the Application for Vote-By-Mail Ballot and returning the application to their County Clerk.
  • For all information related to the 2022 General Elections visit
  • There’s been a lot of re-districting lately…. Not sure what district you’re in? Click here
  • In-person early voting from October 28 – November 5. “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 your county’s locations at VOTE.NJ.GOV.”

How to Vote in New Jersey

Make your plan for voting as soon as possible! 

Vote in person on Election Day, Tuesday, November 7
Polls will be open from 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Find your polling place here. (Voting machines will be available as an ADA accommodation for people with disabilities.)

Vote by mail
Once you receive your vote-by-mail (VBM) ballot, read the instructions carefully, fill out (and sign) the ballot, and mail it back through the US Postal Service. Ballots must be postmarked by November 7, 2023 and will be counted if received by November 15, 2023. Return your VBM ballot using one of the methods below:

  • Drop it in a secure drop box by 8 p.m. on Election Day, November 8. Find drop box locations in Morris County, Essex County, Union County, Sussex County, or Somerset County.
  • Deliver it in person to your county’s Board of Elections Office by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, November 8. County Election Officials, Make sure you check in advance for their hours.
  • Bring it to your polling place on Election Day.

Election-Related Programs

What’s at Stake in the Garden State?
Join us for a conversation with leaders in the Jewish and organized labor communities to learn about the issues of importance to our communal agenda in the November elections and why your vote is critical. Moderated by Jordana Horn Gordon. Panelists include Harris Laufer, Director of Jewish Federations of New Jersey; John Shea III, Director of the Committee on Political Education (COPE), New Jersey State AFL-CIO; and Michelle Bobrow, League of Women Voters. Register Now