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Welcome to Your NJPSA Election Center!

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!


Important Dates

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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.


Election Resources

Register to Vote!

Registration Deadline

By Mail: October 12, 2021 (Voter Registration form must be postmarked by this date)                                                   

Eligibility Requirements:

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

Important Resources


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.

INTERPRETIVE STATEMENT

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.

INTERPRETIVE STATEMENT

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

2021 Gubernatorial Candidate Information

NamePartyOnlineEducation Policies
Philip MurphyDemocraticWebsiteMurphy on Education
Jack CiattarelliRepublicanWebsiteCiattarelli on Education
Madelyn R. HoffmanGreen PartyWebsiteHoffman on Education
Joanne KunianskySocialist Workers Party
Gregg MeleLibertarian PartyWebsite

Candidate Questionnaires 

District NumberCandidate NameParty AffiliationOffice SoughtIncumbent Seeking Reelection?Survey Responses
1Yolanda Garcia BalickiDemocratNJ State Senate
1Mike Testa Jr.RepublicanNJ State SenateIncumbent
1John Capizola, Jr.DemocratNJ General Assembly
1Christopher WilsonDemocratNJ General Assembly
1Antwan McClellanRepublicanNJ General AssemblyIncumbent
1Erik SimonsenRepublicanNJ General AssemblyIncumbent
1Michael GalloLibertarian PartyNJ General Assembly
1Jacob SelwoodLibertarian PartyNJ General Assembly
2Vincent MazzeoDemocratNJ State Senatehttp://njpsa.org/documents/ElectionCenter/2021Questionnaires/mazzeo-vince-Survey_Response.pdf
2Vincent PolistinaRepublicanNJ State Senate
2John ArmatoDemocratNJ General AssemblyIncumbenthttp://njpsa.org/documents/ElectionCenter/2021Questionnaires/armato-john-Survey_Response.pdf
2Caren FitzpatrickDemocratNJ General Assemblyhttp://njpsa.org/documents/ElectionCenter/2021Questionnaires/fitzpatrick-caren-Survey_Response.pdf
2Don GuardianRepublicanNJ General Assembly
2Claire SwiftRepublicanNJ General Assembly
3Stephen SweeneyDemocratNJ State SenateIncumbent
3Edward R. DurrRepublicanNJ State Senate
3John BurzichelliDemocratNJ General AssemblyIncumbent
3Adam TaliaferroDemocratNJ General AssemblyIncumbent
3Bethanne McCarthy PatrickRepublicanNJ General Assembly
4Fred MaddenDemocratNJ State SenateIncumbent
4Stephen Pakradooni Jr.RepublicanNJ State Senate
4Paul MoriartyDemocratNJ General AssemblyIncumbent
4Gabriela MosqueraDemocratNJ General AssemblyIncumbent
4Denise GonzalezRepublicanNJ General Assembly
4Patricia KlineRepublicanNJ General Assembly
4Nicholas MagnerLibertarian PartyNJ General Assemblyhttp://njpsa.org/documents/ElectionCenter/2021Questionnaires/magner-nicholas-Survey_Response.pdf
5Nilsa Cruz-PerezDemocratNJ State SenateIncumbent
5William Moen Jr.DemocratNJ General AssemblyIncumbent
5William SpearmanDemocratNJ General AssemblyIncumbent
5Samuel DiMatteoRepublicanNJ General Assembly
5Sean SepseyRepublicanNJ General Assembly
6James BeachDemocratNJ State SenateIncumbent
6John FoleyRepublicanNJ State Senate
6Louis GreenwaldDemocratNJ General AssemblyIncumbent
6Pamela LampittDemocratNJ General AssemblyIncumbenthttp://njpsa.org/documents/ElectionCenter/2021Questionnaires/lampitt-pamela-Survey_Response.pdf
6Ed FarmerRepublicanNJ General Assemblyhttp://njpsa.org/documents/ElectionCenter/2021Questionnaires/farmer-edwin-Survey_Response.pdf
6Richard SuperRepublicanNJ General Assembly
7Troy SingletonDemocratNJ State SenateIncumbent
7Michelle ArnoldRepublicanNJ State Senatehttp://njpsa.org/documents/ElectionCenter/2021Questionnaires/arnold-michelle-Survey_Response.pdf
7Herbert Conaway Jr.DemocratNJ General AssemblyIncumbent
7Carol MurphyDemocratNJ General AssemblyIncumbenthttp://njpsa.org/documents/ElectionCenter/2021Questionnaires/murphy-carol-Survey_Response.pdf
7Douglas DillonRepublicanNJ General Assembly
7Joseph JesueleRepublicanNJ General Assembly
8Dawn AddiegoDemocratNJ State SenateIncumbenthttp://njpsa.org/documents/ElectionCenter/2021Questionnaires/addiego-dawn-Survey_Response.pdf
8Jean StanfieldRepublicanNJ State Senate*http://njpsa.org/documents/ElectionCenter/2021Questionnaires/stanfield-jean-Survey_Response.pdf
8Allison EckelDemocratNJ General Assemblyhttp://njpsa.org/documents/ElectionCenter/2021Questionnaires/eckel-allison-Survey_Response.pdf
8Mark NataleDemocratNJ General Assemblyhttp://njpsa.org/documents/ElectionCenter/2021Questionnaires/natale-mark-Survey_Response.pdf
8Michael Torrissi Jr.RepublicanNJ General Assembly
8Brandon UmbaRepublicanNJ General Assembly
9David WrightDemocratNJ State Senate
9Christopher ConnorsRepublicanNJ State SenateIncumbent
9Regina DiscenzaUnaffiliated Best Choice PartyNJ State Senate
9Kristen Henninger-HollandDemocratNJ General Assembly
9Alexis JacksonDemocratNJ General Assembly
9DiAnne GoveRepublicanNJ General AssemblyIncumbent
9Brian RumpfRepublicanNJ General AssemblyIncumbent
10Emma MammanoDemocratNJ State Senatehttp://njpsa.org/documents/ElectionCenter/2021Questionnaires/mammo-emma-Survey_Response.pdf
10James HolzapfelRepublicanNJ State SenateIncumbent
10Garitt KonoDemocratNJ General Assembly
10Mary QuilterDemocratNJ General Assemblyhttp://njpsa.org/documents/ElectionCenter/2021Questionnaires/quilter-mary-sharon-Survey_Response.pdf
10John CatalanoRepublicanNJ General AssemblyIncumbent
10Gregory McGuckinRepublicanNJ General AssemblyIncumbent
10Jessica ClaytonIndependentNJ General Assembly
11Vin GopalDemocratNJ State SenateIncumbenthttp://njpsa.org/documents/ElectionCenter/2021Questionnaires/gopal-vin-Survey_Response.pdf
11Lori AnnettaRepublicanNJ State Senate
11Joann DowneyDemocratNJ General AssemblyIncumbenthttp://njpsa.org/documents/ElectionCenter/2021Questionnaires/downey-joann-Survey_Response.pdf
11Eric HoughtalingDemocratNJ General AssemblyIncumbenthttp://njpsa.org/documents/ElectionCenter/2021Questionnaires/houghtaling-eric-Survey_Response.pdf
11Kim EulnerRepublicanNJ General Assembly
11Marilyn PipernoRepublicanNJ General Assembly
11Dominique FaisonGreen PartyNJ General Assembly
12Joseph AltomonteDemocratNJ State Senate
12Samuel “Sam” ThompsonRepublicanNJ State SenateIncumbent
12Raya ArbiolDemocratNJ General Assemblyhttp://njpsa.org/documents/ElectionCenter/2021Questionnaires/arbiol-raya-Survey_Response.pdf
12Michael PalazzollaDemocratNJ General Assembly
12Robert CliftonRepublicanNJ General AssemblyIncumbent
12Ronald DancerRepublicanNJ General AssemblyIncumbent
13Vincent SolomenoDemocratNJ State Senate
13Declan O'Scanlon Jr.RepublicanNJ State SenateIncumbent
13Allison FriedmanDemocratNJ General Assembly
13Erin HowardDemocratNJ General Assembly
13Gerard ScharfenbergerRepublicanNJ General AssemblyIncumbent
13Victoria FlynnRepublicanNJ General Assembly
14Linda GreensteinDemocratNJ State SenateIncumbent
14Adam EliasRepublicanNJ State Senate
14Wayne DeAngeloDemocratNJ General AssemblyIncumbent
14Daniel BensonDemocratNJ General AssemblyIncumbent
14Andrew PachutaRepublicanNJ General Assembly
14Bina ShahRepublicanNJ General Assembly
14Michael BollentinFor the People PartyNJ General Assembly
15Shirley TurnerDemocratNJ State SenateIncumbenthttp://njpsa.org/documents/ElectionCenter/2021Questionnaires/turner-shirley-Survey_Response.pdf
15Susan GaulRepublicanNJ State Senate
15Verlina Reynolds-JacksonDemocratNJ General AssemblyIncumbent
15Anthony VerrelliDemocratNJ General AssemblyIncumbenthttp://njpsa.org/documents/ElectionCenter/2021Questionnaires/verrelli-anthony-Survey_Response.pdf
15Patricia JohnsonRepublicanNJ General Assembly
15Pedro ReyesVote For Pedro PartyNJ General Assembly
16Andrew ZwickerDemocratNJ State Senate*
16Mike PappasRepublicanNJ State Senate
16Roy FreimanDemocratNJ General AssemblyIncumbenthttp://njpsa.org/documents/ElectionCenter/2021Questionnaires/freiman-roy-Survey_Response.pdf
16Sadaf JafferDemocratNJ General Assembly
16Joseph A. Lukac, IIIRepublicanNJ General Assemblyhttp://njpsa.org/documents/ElectionCenter/2021Questionnaires/lukac-joseph-Survey_Response.pdf
16Vincent PanicoRepublicanNJ General Assembly
17Bob SmithDemocratNJ State SenateIncumbent
17James AbateRepublicanNJ State Senate
17Joseph DanielsenDemocratNJ General AssemblyIncumbent
17Joseph EganDemocratNJ General AssemblyIncumbent
17Catherine BarrierRepublicanNJ General Assembly
17Peter GabraRepublicanNJ General Assembly
18Patrick Diegnan Jr.DemocratNJ State SenateIncumbent
18Vihal PatelRepublicanNJ State Senate
18Robert KarabinchakDemocratNJ General AssemblyIncumbent
18Sterley StanleyDemocratNJ General AssemblyIncumbent
18Angela FamRepublicanNJ General Assembly
18Melanie McCann MottRepublicanNJ General Assembly
18Brian KulasAn Inspired Advocate PartyNJ General Assembly
18David AwadLibertarian PartyNJ General Assembly
19Joseph VitaleDemocratNJ State SenateIncumbent
19Christian OnuohaRepublicanNJ State Senate
19Craig CoughlinDemocratNJ General AssemblyIncumbent
19Yvonne LopezDemocratNJ General AssemblyIncumbent
19Bruce BankoRepublicanNJ General Assemblyhttp://njpsa.org/documents/ElectionCenter/2021Questionnaires/banko-bruce-Survey_Response.pdf
19Anthony GalloRepublicanNJ General Assemblyhttp://njpsa.org/documents/ElectionCenter/2021Questionnaires/gallo-anthony-Survey_Response.pdf
20Joseph CryanDemocratNJ State SenateIncumbenthttp://njpsa.org/documents/ElectionCenter/2021Questionnaires/cryan-joseph-Survey_Response.pdf
20Annette QuijanoDemocratNJ General AssemblyIncumbent
20Reginald AtkinsDemocratNJ General Assembly
21Joseph SignorelloDemocratNJ State Senate
21Jon BramnickRepublicanNJ State Senate*
21Elizabeth GranerDemocratNJ General Assemblyhttp://njpsa.org/documents/ElectionCenter/2021Questionnaires/graner-elizabeth-Survey_Response.pdf
21Anjali MehrotraDemocratNJ General Assemblyhttp://njpsa.org/documents/ElectionCenter/2021Questionnaires/mehrotra-anjali-Survey_Response.pdf
21Nancy MunozRepublicanNJ General AssemblyIncumbent
21Michele MatsikoudisRepublicanNJ General Assembly
22Nicholas ScutariDemocratNJ State SenateIncumbent
22William MichelsonRepublicanNJ State Senate
22Linda CarterDemocratNJ General AssemblyIncumbent
22James KennedyDemocratNJ General AssemblyIncumbent
22Hans HerbergRepublicanNJ General Assembly
22David SypherRepublicanNJ General Assembly
23Denise KingDemocratNJ State Senate
23Michael DohertyRepublicanNJ State SenateIncumbent
23Hope KaufmanDemocratNJ General Assemblyhttp://njpsa.org/documents/ElectionCenter/2021Questionnaires/kaufman-hope-Survey_Response.pdf
23Nicholas LaBelleDemocratNJ General Assembly
23John DiMaioRepublicanNJ General AssemblyIncumbent
23Erik PetersonRepublicanNJ General AssemblyIncumbent
24Steven OrohoRepublicanNJ State SenateIncumbent
24Georgianna CookDemocratNJ General Assembly
24Scott FaddenDemocratNJ General Assembly
24Parker SpaceRepublicanNJ General AssemblyIncumbent
24Harold J. WirthsRepublicanNJ General AssemblyIncumbent
25Jeffrey GrayzelDemocratNJ State Senate
25Anthony M. BuccoRepublicanNJ State SenateIncumbent
25Lauren BarnettDemocratNJ General Assembly
25Patricia VeresDemocratNJ General Assembly
25Brian BergenRepublicanNJ General AssemblyIncumbenthttp://njpsa.org/documents/ElectionCenter/2021Questionnaires/bergen-brian-Survey_Response.pdf
25Aura Kenny DunnRepublicanNJ General AssemblyIncumbent
26Christine ClarkeDemocratNJ State Senatehttp://njpsa.org/documents/ElectionCenter/2021Questionnaires/clarke-christine-Survey_Response.pdf
26Joseph PennacchioRepublicanNJ State SenateIncumbenthttp://njpsa.org/documents/ElectionCenter/2021Questionnaires/pennacchio-joseph-Survey_Response.pdf
26Melissa Brown BlaeuerDemocratNJ General Assemblyhttp://njpsa.org/documents/ElectionCenter/2021Questionnaires/brown-blaeuer-melissa_Survey_Response.pdf
26Pamela FaddenDemocratNJ General Assemblyhttp://njpsa.org/documents/ElectionCenter/2021Questionnaires/fadden-pamela-Survey_Response.pdf
26Jay WebberRepublicanNJ General AssemblyIncumbent
26Christian BarrancoRepublicanNJ General Assembly
27Richard CodeyDemocratNJ State SenateIncumbenthttp://njpsa.org/documents/ElectionCenter/2021Questionnaires/codey-richard-Survey_Response.pdf
27Adam KraemerRepublicanNJ State Senate
27Mila JaseyDemocratNJ General AssemblyIncumbenthttp://njpsa.org/documents/ElectionCenter/2021Questionnaires/jasey-mila-Survey_Response.pdf
27John McKeonDemocratNJ General AssemblyIncumbent
27Kevin RyanRepublicanNJ General Assembly
27Jonathan SymRepublicanNJ General Assembly
28Ronald RiceDemocratNJ State SenateIncumbent
28Frank ContellaRepublicanNJ State Senate
28Ralph CaputoDemocratNJ General AssemblyIncumbent
28Cleopatra TuckerDemocratNJ General AssemblyIncumbent
28Anthony D'AngeloRepublicanNJ General Assembly
28Monique HeadenRepublicanNJ General Assembly
29Teresa RuizDemocratNJ State SenateIncumbent
29Eliana Pintor MarinDemocratNJ General AssemblyIncumbent
29Shanique SpeightDemocratNJ General AssemblyIncumbent
29Debra SaltersSalters for All PartyNJ General Assembly
30Dan StingerDemocratNJ State Senate
30Robert SingerRepublicanNJ State SenateIncumbent
30Stephen DobbinsDemocratNJ General Assemblyhttp://njpsa.org/documents/ElectionCenter/2021Questionnaires/dobbins-stephen-Survey_Response.pdf
30Matthew FilosaDemocratNJ General Assemblyhttp://njpsa.org/documents/ElectionCenter/2021Questionnaires/filosa-matthew-Survey_Response.pdf
30Sean KeanRepublicanNJ General AssemblyIncumbent
30Edward ThomsonRepublicanNJ General AssemblyIncumbent
31Sandra CunninghamDemocratNJ State SenateIncumbent
31Neil SchulmanRepublicanNJ State Senate
31Angela McKnightDemocratNJ General AssemblyIncumbent
31William SampsonDemocratNJ General Assemblyhttp://njpsa.org/documents/ElectionCenter/2021Questionnaires/sampson-william-Survey_Response.pdf
31Rose JavierRepublicanNJ General Assembly
31Brandon VilaRepublicanNJ General Assembly
32Nicholas SaccoDemocratNJ State SenateIncumbent
32Juan BarbadilloRepublicanNJ State Senate
32Angelica JimenezDemocratNJ General AssemblyIncumbent
32Pedro MejiaDemocratNJ General AssemblyIncumbent
32Tamara ClaudioRepublicanNJ General Assembly
32Marisela RodriguezRepublicanNJ General Assembly
33Brian StackDemocratNJ State SenateIncumbent
33Agha KhanRepublicanNJ State Senate
33Annette ChaparroDemocratNJ General AssemblyIncumbent
33Raj MukherjiDemocratNJ General AssemblyIncumbent
33Jacob CurtisRepublicanNJ General Assembly
33Marcos MarteRepublicanNJ General Assembly
34Nia GillDemocratNJ State SenateIncumbent
34Scott PollackRepublicanNJ State Senate
34Thomas GiblinDemocratNJ General AssemblyIncumbent
34Britnee TimberlakeDemocratNJ General AssemblyIncumbent
34Tafari AndersonRepublicanNJ General Assembly
34Irene DeVitaRepublicanNJ General Assembly
34Clenard Childress Jr.Stop The Insanity! PartyNJ General Assembly
35Nellie PouDemocratNJ State SenateIncumbent
35Ken PengitoreRepublicanNJ State Senate
35Shavonda SumterDemocratNJ General AssemblyIncumbent
35Benjie WimberlyDemocratNJ General AssemblyIncumbent
35Iman MajagahRepublicanNJ General Assembly
35Ramzy YamishaRepublicanNJ General Assembly
36Paul SarloDemocratNJ State SenateIncumbent
36Chris AuriemmaRepublicanNJ State Senate
36Clinton CalabreseDemocratNJ General AssemblyIncumbenthttp://njpsa.org/documents/ElectionCenter/2021Questionnaires/calabrese-clinton-Survey_Response.pdf
36Gary SchaerDemocratNJ General AssemblyIncumbent
36Craig AuriemmaRepublicanNJ General Assembly
36Joseph VisoRepublicanNJ General Assembly
37Gordon JohnsonDemocratNJ State Senate*http://njpsa.org/documents/ElectionCenter/2021Questionnaires/johnson-gordon-Survey_Response.pdf
37Michael KoontzRepublicanNJ State Senate
37Glenn ColeyNew DirectionsNJ State Senate
37Shama HaiderDemocratNJ General Assemblyhttp://njpsa.org/documents/ElectionCenter/2021Questionnaires/haider-shama-Survey_Response.pdf
37Ellen ParkDemocratNJ General Assemblyhttp://njpsa.org/documents/ElectionCenter/2021Questionnaires/park-ellen-Survey_Response.pdf
37Edward Durfee Jr.RepublicanNJ General Assembly
37Perley PatrickRepublicanNJ General Assemblyhttp://njpsa.org/documents/ElectionCenter/2021Questionnaires/patrick-perley-Survey_Response.pdf
37Natacha PannellChildren and Seniors First PartyNJ General Assembly
38Joseph LaganaDemocratNJ State SenateIncumbent
38Richard GarciaRepublicanNJ State Senate
38Lisa SwainDemocratNJ General AssemblyIncumbent
38P. Christopher TullyDemocratNJ General AssemblyIncumbent
38Alfonso Mastrofilipo Jr.RepublicanNJ General Assembly
38Jerry TaylorRepublicanNJ General Assemblyhttp://njpsa.org/documents/ElectionCenter/2021Questionnaires/http://njpsa.org/documents/ElectionCenter/2021Questionnaires/taylor-jerry-Survey_Response.pdf
39Ruth DuganDemocratNJ State Senate
39Holly SchepisiRepublicanNJ State SenateIncumbenthttp://njpsa.org/documents/ElectionCenter/2021Questionnaires/schepisi-holly-Survey_Response.pdf
39James Tosone​​Libertarian PartyNJ State Senate
39Karlito AlmedaDemocratNJ General Assembly
39Melinda IannuzziDemocratNJ General Assembly
39Robert AuthRepublicanNJ General AssemblyIncumbent
39DeAnne DeFuccioRepublicanNJ General AssemblyIncumbent
40Michael SedonDemocratNJ State Senate
40Kristin CorradoRepublicanNJ State SenateIncumbent
40Genevieve AllardDemocratNJ General Assembly
40Nicole McNamaraDemocratNJ General Assembly
40Christopher DePhillipsRepublicanNJ General AssemblyIncumbent
40Kevin RooneyRepublicanNJ General AssemblyIncumbent
* Currently in the General Assembly, seeking a Senate seat

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