New Jersey Election Law

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Voter Registration

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
MethodBy mail or in person at the Division of Elections or at the DMVNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Deadline7:00 AM to 7:00 PMNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
AutomaticYesNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Same DayNoNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity

Absentee Ballot Application

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
ExcuseNo excuse requiredMail-in ballots affirmatively sent to all registered voters. No Legislative Activity
AutomaticNoNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Deadline8:00 PM on the day before elections. No ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Valid for X# of CyclesSame cycle onlyNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity

Absentee Ballot Return (other than by mail)

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Voter IDNot requiredNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
In PersonYesNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Drop BoxAllowed by statutesNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Return Deadline8:00 PM on Election DayNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity

Ballot Harvesting

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
ProhibitedNoNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Limited 3rd PartyAnybody chosen by voterNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Paid Political OperativesNot mentioned No ChangeNo Legislative Activity

Early Voting

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
By MailYesNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
In PersonYesNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity

Voter Identification - Absentee Ballot

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Signature VerificationYesNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Witness StatementNoNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Other---
Cure ProcessForty-eight (48) hours prior to final certification of election. No ChangeNo Legislative Activity

Voter Identification - In Person

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Photo IDNot requiredNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Other OptionsNo ID requiredNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Provisional BallotsNot providedNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity

Voting Day

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Hours6:00 AM to 8:00 PMNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Wait TimeNot mentionedNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Electioneering100 feetNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
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Voter Rolls

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Update FrequencyUpdated continuouslyNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Voter RemovalDeath, change of residence, and by request. No ChangeNo Legislative Activity