Voter Registration

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Voter Registration Deadline for Primary Election

1. In-Person: Township Clerk's Office will be open to receive registration forms until 9:00 p.m.

2. Online: Register via NJ Voter Portal at

3. Mail to County of Essex Commissioner of Registration: Voter Registration Application download available here:

Are you registered to vote?

Or not sure if your registration is up to date? Check your registration status to make sure it is active and your information is correct.

Check here:

Be sure to re-register if you move, if you change your name, or if you have finished a sentence of incarceration. Remember – people on parole or probation can register to vote!

New Jersey Voter Registration Application - View/Download

To register in New Jersey, you must be:

  • A United States citizen
  • At least 17 years old, though you may not vote until you have reached the age of 18
  • A resident of the county for 30 days before the election
  • A person not serving a sentence of incarceration as the result of a conviction of any indictable offense under the laws of this or another state or of the United States.

You are not eligible to register to vote if:

  • You are serving a sentence of Incarceration as a result of a conviction of an indictable offense under the laws of this or another state or of the United States.

Registering to Vote Online

What You Will Need

To register online, you will need your date of birth and one of the following forms of identification:

  • A current and valid Driver’s License or a non-driver Identification Card (ID card) issued by the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC). Your information will be provided to the MVC to validate identification, and to retrieve a copy of your digitized signature.


  • A Social Security number. To use your social security number, you must have the ability to sign on-screen or upload your signature to complete the registration process.

    If you are unable to provide a digital signature, you cannot register online. Go here to download the voter registration application for Essex County.

Get Started!

You can register to vote online at

Voter Registration Paper Applications

Fill out your voter registration application by paper:

How to register by paper application:

  • Download and fill out a Voter Registration Form (Solicitud de Inscripción de Votante de New Jersey) or pick one up in person from the Municipal Clerk's Office (205 Claremont Avenue, Montclair) or from a Motor Vehicle Agency office; AND
  • Send the completed application to: Essex County Commissioner of Registration, Hall of Records, 465 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, RM 417A, Newark, NJ 07102-9852; OR
  • Present the application in person at the Commissioner of Registration's Office.

To contact the Essex County Clerk’s Office, please call 973-621-4961.

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