November 2022 Election
Important Dates for Essex County Voters
October 18 Voter Registration Deadline for General Election
October 29 – November 6 Early Voting Period
November 1 Deadline to apply for a Mail-In Ballot by Mail for General Election
November 4 Deadline for Application to Receive General Election Mail-In Ballots by Electronic Means for Qualified Overseas Civilian and Military Voters
November 7 – by 3:00 p.m.
Deadline for In-Person Mail-In Ballot Applications for General Election
Deadline for Post Office Receipt of Mail-In Ballots from the General Election
Deadline for In-Person Submission of General Election Mail-In Ballots to County Boards of Election
Deadline for Receipt of Timely Mailed Postmarked Mail-In Ballots to County Boards of Election
NJ VOTING INFORMATION PORTAL:
GO TO: https://nj.gov/state/elections/vote-early-voting.shtml
ARE YOU A REGISTERED VOTER?
The next General Election is November 8, 2022
Deadline to Register to vote is October 18, 2022
Not sure if and where you are registered, Remember if you moved within NJ, you must file a change of address with the County of your new residence. Check here
REGISTER FOR YOUR BALLOT ONLINE
Click here to register for your ballot online
ELECTION DAY: IN PERSON VOTING
All registered Voters will be able to vote at their regular Polling Location prior to the Pandemic. Essex county has new Paper Ballot Machines that allow greater accountability and transparency. You will be given a Paper Ballot to manually fill out and upon completion you will enter your Ballot into a scanning Machine. (See Video for instructions). All registered voters will be provided your polling location on the Sample Ballot that will be sent by Essex County prior to Election Day
VOTE BY MAIL OPTION
To apply, download the Vote by Mail Application and in Section One select the future Elections you wish to receive a Vote by Mail Ballot. There are two ways to return your completed Vote by Mail Ballot: by Mail or in a Designated Drop Box
IMPORTANT VOTING DATES:
Early Voting 2022
• In-person early voting locations will be open Saturday October 29 through Sunday, November 6th.
• Hours will be Monday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. and Sunday, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. No Appointment necessary.
GENERAL ELECTION (1ST TUESDAY AFTER 1ST MONDAY IN NOVEMBER) – NOVEMBER 8, 2022
- Last day for registration and transfer (21 days prior to election), October 18, 2021
- Last day to apply by mail for a Vote-By-Mail Ballot (7 days prior to election), November 1, 2022
FILLING OUT A VBM BALLOT
For many of us this will be our first time filling out a vote-by-mail ballot (also sometimes referred to as a mail-in ballot or VBM ballot). Coming Soon, we will have a self-guided tutorial to take you step-by-step through the process of filling out your VBM ballot. It is important to get it right because all components of your VBM ballot must be filled out correctly for your vote to be valid. Your vote is your voice, make sure it counts!
SECOND BALLOT REQUEST FORM
Maybe you didn’t receive the first VBM ballot that was automatically sent to you? Or maybe it was misplaced? Accidentally thrown away? Made a mistake filling it out? No worries, it happens. Click here for a printable second ballot request form.
DID THEY GET MY BALLOT?
Make sure your vote counts. Sign up for online tracking of the status of your ballot.
Before you return your ballot, take a photo, or write down your Voter ID number. This number is located above the barcode on the back of the ballot return envelope. You can use your ballot ID number or your social Security number to track the status of your vote and confirm the receipt of your ballot
Or you can contact the Essex County Board of Election about the status of your ballot at (973) 621-5070
Voter Registration Application Forms
(Form can also be used for change of address; name change; signature update; party affiliation; temporary mailing address)
Am I Already Registered/What is My Current Registration Status?
Nutley Drop Box and Polling Place Location
Nutley Primary Sample Ballots (by Ward/District Coming Soon)
Essex County Sample Ballots
How to Vote On the New Essex County Optical Scan Voting Machines