New Jersey

The Garden State

Liberty and Prosperity


New Jersey voters cast 4,635,585 ballots in the 2020 general election, putting overall state turnout at about 72%.  A staggering 88% of these votes were absentee ballots.  The state swung heavily for President Joe Biden, who won its 14 electoral votes with 57.3% of the popular vote. New Jersey has consistently voted for Democrat presidential candidates since 1992.

New Jersey has a bicameral legislature with 40 senators and 80 assemblymen. The legislature is in session from January to December, and Democrats have held the majority in both chambers since 2004.

New Jersey’s governor, Phil Murphy (D), is up for re-election in November 2021.

Election Integrity

In the wake of the 2020 elections and resulting lack of confidence in the outcome, state legislatures across the country reviewed their election laws and proposed and/or enacted certain modifications to existing law. While our country remains bitterly divided, a battle is taking place as to whether these laws suppress the vote or expand access to the ballot box. Many believe claims of voter suppression from the Left are part of a larger effort to federalize our elections. But the U.S. Constitution grants state legislatures authority to establish state election laws.

Learn more about state election law reforms and decide for yourself. Do you want bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. controlling local elections or do you want your state lawmakers to write laws that meet your state’s unique characteristics?

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

Legislative Ratings

The American Conservative Union Foundation rates all members of the legislature to track how they vote on key legislation. A high rating reflects a more conservative voting record.

New Jersey averages a 32% rating, reflecting its more left leaning position. Visit their ratings page to learn more about individual voting and why ACU opposed or supported the legislation.