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

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.

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"


2) If You Don't Have Your Ballot Yet, Send In a Backup Ballot

If you haven't received your ballot yet, we recommend you send in a Backup Ballot (the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot, or FWAB). It’s only for overseas voters and protects your right to vote in case your official ballot doesn't arrive in time. For detailed information how to use the Backup Ballot, please go to www.votefromabroad.org/fwab

To use the Backup Ballot for the New Jersey State elections, please remember you will indicate your choices on the "Write in Candidates" block. If you don't know a candidate's name, you can just write in "Democrat."

There are 4 offices on the ballot for this election--Governor, Lt. Governor, State Senate, and State Assembly:


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.


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!


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