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.

  

Elections 2020: What You Need to Know

  • NJ residents will vote in the General Election on November 3 by paper ballot. All active registered voters will automatically receive a vote-by-mail ballot in the mail.
  • You can check to see if you’re a registered voter at https://voter.svrs.nj.gov/registration-check
  • If you’re not a registered voter, you can register online at https://voter.svrs.nj.gov/register. 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 13.
  • For all information related to the 2020 General Elections visit https://nj.gov/state/elections/index.shtml
  

How to Vote in New Jersey

There are five different ways you can vote in the General Election on November 3.* Make your plan for voting as soon as possible!

  1. 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 3, 2020 and will be counted if received by November 11, 2020.
  2. Drop your VBM ballot in a secure drop box by 8 p.m. on Election Day, November 3. Find drop box locations in Morris County, Essex County, Union County, Sussex County, or Somerset County.
  3. Bring your ballot to your county Board of Elections up until November 3. Make sure you check in advance for their hours.
  4. Bring your VBM to your polling place on Election Day. Find your polling place here.
  5. Vote in person by provisional paper ballot at your polling place on November 3. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

* Voting machines will be available as an ADA accommodation for people with disabilities.

For more information contact Mara Gellman at mgellman@jfedgmw.org or (973) 929-3096.