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The 2021 General Election is Tuesday, November 2nd. This fall, New Jersey voters will cast their ballots for legislators in both houses (NJ State Senate and NJ General Assembly), Governor and Lt. Governor, and other local offices. You will have several options to cast your vote this November: using a mail-in ballot or in-person at the polls during early voting or on Election Day. Regularly visit our NJPSA Election Center for ongoing updates before, during, and after the 2021 General Election!
New Jersey General Election Date
November 2, 2021 (Polls open 6 AM to 8 PM.)
Voter Registration Deadline (By mail or online)
October 12, 2021 (Voter Registration form must be postmarked by this date.)
In-person Early Voting
October 23, 2021 – October 31, 2021 (Polls will be open from 10 AM to 8 PM weekdays and Saturdays and from 10 AM to 6 PM on Sundays.)
Vote By Mail Application Deadline (by mail)
Must be received by the County Clerk by October 26, 2021.
Vote By Mail Application Deadline (In-person)
November 1, 2021 by 3:00 PM at your County Clerk’s office.
News and Commentary
Below are links to stories on the 2021 Election.
- Pollster: ‘I blew it.’ Maybe it’s time to get rid of election polls.
- Shocker in New Jersey: Governor’s race a nail-biter
By now, you’ve been bombarded by ads from Gov. Phil Murphy and Jack Ciattarelli running for governor. But there are other choices: New Jersey has three other candidates vying for the top job in state government. On the ballot Nov. 2, voters will see candidates from the Libertarian, Green and Socialist Workers parties. They’ve been absent from debates due to fundraising rules, and have much smaller teams trying to traverse the state to connect with voters. Still, the candidates have dedicated months to campaigning.
- N.J. Election 2021: All your questions about early voting, answered
- NJ voters have these two statewide ballot questions to answer
- At gubernatorial debate, it’s Texas vs. California
- Some takeaways on the first of two N.J. gubernatorial debates
- Fiery first debate delivers instant replay of attacks in governor’s race
- New early voting rules, poll worker shortage pose huge challenge for N.J. election officials
- Murphy, Ciattarelli clash over taxes, COVID, Trump and much more in feisty N.J. gov debate
- Murphy versus Ciattarelli: The state of education
- N.J. lawmakers brag of leading a diverse state. But legislature is overwhelmingly white.
By Mail: October 12, 2021 (Voter Registration form must be postmarked by this date)
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 currently serving a sentence, probation or parole because of a felony conviction
- NJ Voter Information Vote411
- NJ Voter Information Portal
- NJ Division of Elections
- Project Vote Smart
- Vote By Mail Ballot Applications by County
- Legislative Districts by Number
- Find Your Legislator
- Find Your Designated Polling Location
- Sign up for Election Reminders at Vote.org
- Check to See if you are Registered to Vote
2021 Statewide Ballot Measure
Official Public Questions
PUBLIC QUESTION NO. 1:
Constitutional Amendment To Permit Wagering On All College Sport Or Athletic Events
Do you approve amending the Constitution to permit wagering through casinos and current or former horse racetracks on all college sport or athletic events?
Currently, wagering is prohibited on college sport or athletic events that take place in New Jersey. Wagering is also prohibited on an event in which a team from a New Jersey college participates.
Currently, the State Constitution prohibits wagering on college sport or athletic events taking place in New Jersey. It also prohibits wagering on an event in which a New Jersey college team participates. This amendment would allow the Legislature to pass laws permitting wagering on any college sport or athletic event. It would permit wagering even if a New Jersey college team participates in the competition. Such wagering would be permitted only through casinos and current or former horse racetrack. (Question 1 Link)
PUBLIC QUESTION NO. 2:
Constitutional Amendment To Allow Certain Organizations Authorized To Conduct Games Of Chance To Use Proceeds From Those Games To Support The Organization
Do you approve amending the Constitution to permit all groups that are allowed to conduct bingo or raffles to use the net proceeds from those games to support their groups?
Currently, only veterans and senior citizen groups may use the net proceeds from those games to support their groups. All other groups that are permitted to conduct bingo or raffles may only use the proceeds from those games for certain purposes. They are not permitted to use those proceeds to support their groups. The amendment would allow the other groups that conduct bingo or raffles to use the proceeds to support their groups as well.
The Constitution permits certain groups to conduct games of chance such as bingo or raffles. Those groups are veterans, charitable, educational, religious, fraternal, civic, and senior citizen groups; volunteer fire companies; and first-aid or rescue squads. The net proceeds from those games of chance may only be used for educational, charitable, patriotic, religious or public-spirited uses. However, veterans and senior citizen groups may also use the proceeds from those games to support their groups. This amendment would permit all of the groups authorized to conduct games of chance to use the net proceeds from conducting bingo or raffles to support their groups. (Question 2 Link)
2021 General Election Candidates
- General Election Candidates: Governor
- General Election Candidates: State Senate
- General Election Candidates: General Assembly
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