Vote in the NJ State Elections - Nov 2, 2021

Keep New Jersey Blue! Turn Out to Elect Democrats for Governor, Lt. Governor, State Senate, and State Assembly

We’re counting on you to help keep New Jersey blue this fall! New Jersey state elections for Governor, Lt. Governor, State Senate, and State Assembly take place on November 2, 2021.

1) Register to Vote and Request Your Ballot TODAY

  • If you “intend to return”, you are eligible to vote in New Jersey state elections.

    *Please note: Selecting “intend to return” may contribute towards establishing yourself as a tax resident in New Jersey . Because the legal requirements to establish “residence” or “domicile” for tax purposes are determined by state law and the specific facts of your life, before you note that you intend to return on your form, you may consider seeking advice on these matters from a tax professional.  

  • If your “return is uncertain" or if you’ve “never resided” in New Jersey, you will not be able to vote in this state election. But you will be eligible to vote in the November 2022 federal elections for U.S. House of Representatives.

    And please go to demsabroad.org/NJsen to find out how you can help change New Jersey law back to allow "return uncertain" overseas voters to vote in New Jersey state elections.

-- It's Easy to Request Your Ballot, But Don't Delay--Deadlines are Coming

Go to www.votefromabroad.org and follow the prompts to fill out the form to request your ballot, the Federal Post Card Application form (FPCA). The FPCA will also register you to vote if needed. To ensure you receive your ballot in time, please check the box on the FPCA to have your blank ballot sent to you by “Email/Online” or “Fax”.

You can send in your FPCA to your local election office in New Jersey by email (recommended), or fax, or mail.

  • If you are registered to vote, you MUST still send in an FPCA to request your ballot in 2021 to vote in this election. Your FPCA must be received by Oct 29, 2021.
  • If you are NOT registered to vote, your FPCA must be received by Oct 12, 2021.

  • Special Deadline: If you want to receive your ballot by mail, your FPCA must be received by Oct 3, 2021.

Can't Vote in New Jersey State Elections Because of Your Voting Category? You Can Help Change That!

Many overseas voters in New Jersey lost their right to vote in New Jersey state elections after Chris Christie pushed through a change in the law in 2017 disenfranchising voters who indicate their "return is uncertain."

A group of dedicated Democrats Abroad members who vote in New Jersey have been working with leaders in the New Jersey state legislature to fix the law. And in 2021, Assemblywoman Downey, Assemblyman Mukherji, and State Senator Vin Gopal introduced a bill, NJ A5306/S3761, to change the law back and enfranchise voters once again.

Thanks to the efforts of DA members like you, this bill passed the Assembly this summer! Now we need your help to get it passed in the State Senate. Please contact your State Senator and ask them to cosponsor this bill. Go to demsabroad.org/NJsen for contact information and talking points. Make your voice heard!


2) Fill Out Your Ballot and Email (Recommended) or Fax It Back Right Away (and then Mail It)

Ballot will go out starting Sept 18, 2021 (45 days before the election). Mark your calendar to look for it--and be sure to check your spam folder and any secondary inboxes.

If you don't get your ballot around Sept 18, you can check your ballot status online at: nj.gov/state/elections/vote-track-my-ballot

Or, email or call your local election office. You can find the contact information at: www.votefromabroad.org/states/nj; scroll down to "Find Your Election Office"

When you get your ballot, fill it out and return it right away. Your ballot must be received in New Jersey by Nov 2, 2021, 8pm Eastern

You can return your ballot by email (recommended) or fax to meet the deadline, but you must also mail the original signed ballot at the same time.


3) Confirm That Your Ballot Was Accepted

Make sure your vote is counted. Please confirm that your ballot was received and accepted.

Check your ballot status online using this website: nj.gov/state/elections/vote-track-my-ballot

Or, email or call your local election office. You can find the contact information at: www.votefromabroad.org/states/nj; scroll down to "Find Your Election Office"

Send in your ballot as early as possible so if there's any problem, you'll have time to fix it.


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