Questions Answered

My one vote doesn't make a difference. Why bother?

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Actually, one vote can and has won an election. A vote here and there puts candidates in office. By voting, your voice matters.

I’ll be out of town on Election Day. Can I still vote?

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Yes, using Vote by Mail obtained through your County Election Board. CLICK HERE for more information.

Will I automatically be called for jury duty if I register?

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No. In New Jersey, people are called for jury duty from the Department of Motor Vehicle database.

I just moved; do I need to re-register?

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Possibly, if you are moving to another county in the state you have to re-register to vote. But if you move within the same county there is no need to re-register.

I can’t remember when I last voted. Should I register again?

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Yes. New Jersey will purge all inactive voters from its voter files this year. If you have not voted recently, your name will be removed.  Please register again.

I don’t want to be a Democrat or a Republican; do I have to select a party affiliation?

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No. Enrolling in a political party is a personal choice. However, you must be a party member to vote in a party’s primary election.

I have a green card; can I vote?

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No. You must be a United States citizen to vote.

I was convicted of a felony a few years ago; can I vote?

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Possibly, if your sentence is complete. Check with your parole or Probation officer.

My name recently changed. Should I register?

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Yes. You must register to vote using your legal name.

I never voted before so I don’t know how to vote. How do I learn?

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Voting is simple. County election board workers are available to instruct you at the voting site.