From mail-in ballot deadlines to early voting periods, Lt. Governor Way and the Division of Elections provide a comprehensive timeline to prepare voters for November 7.
Lt. Governor Tahesha Way and the New Jersey Division of Elections have released critical dates and information for the upcoming General Election, slated for November 7, 2023. This guide aims to ensure a smooth and informed voting process for New Jersey residents.
Important Dates to Note
- September 23: Mail-in ballots for the General Election begin to be sent out.
- October 17: Voter Registration Deadline.
- October 28 - November 5: Early Voting Period.
- October 31: Deadline to apply for a Mail-In Ballot by Mail.
- November 6: Deadline for In-Person Mail-In Ballot Applications by 3:00 p.m.
- November 7: General Election Day and Deadline for Post Office Receipt of Mail-In Ballots.
- November 13: Deadline for Receipt of Timely Mailed Postmarked Mail-In Ballots to County Boards of Election.
Lt. Governor Tahesha Way advises, “Voters should be aware of these dates and deadlines as they prepare to participate in the 2023 General Election. Trusted official sources like the Division of Election or county and local election officials should be your go-to for information.”
Dr. Lauren Zyriek Enriquez, Assistant Secretary of State and Acting Director of the New Jersey Division of Elections, adds, “New Jersey’s election officials are committed to ensuring that voting is safe, simple, and secure.”
Steps for Voters
- Check Registration: Visit Vote.NJ.Gov to confirm or update registration.
- Decide Voting Method: Use Vote.NJ.Gov’s tools to locate your polling station or apply for a mail-in ballot.
- Mail-In Ballots: Must be postmarked by 8 p.m. on November 7 and received by November 13. Alternatively, ballots can be deposited in secure county drop boxes by 8 p.m. on November 7.
The announcement stresses that mail-in ballots cannot be returned to polling places. For more comprehensive details on voting, visit Vote.NJ.Gov or call 1-877-NJ-Voter.
With these details and deadlines clearly laid out, New Jersey officials aim for an informed electorate and a smooth General Election come November.