Protecting Every American’s Right.

Your vote is your voice.

At NCJW/Essex, our goal is to increase civic engagement in the United States, countering efforts to exclude individuals from the electoral process. We have worked to expand voting rights, drive voter turnout, educate on the issues, and engage advocates. Our ultimate objective is that every eligible voter be able to register to vote, cast a ballot, and engage in all levels of government in a deep and meaningful way. This includes actively opposing partisan gerrymandering efforts in New Jersey. NCJW/Essex is a member of Fair Districts New Jersey.


General Election: Tuesday, Nov 3, 2020

Voter Registration Deadline: Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Am I registered to vote? Check here

Voter Registration: Find it here.

New Jersey is introducing a new online voter registration slated to be available on Sept. 4.

To register to vote in New Jersey, you must be: 

  • A United States citizen
  • At least 17 years old, though you may not vote until you have reached the age of 18
  • A resident of the county for 30 days before the election
  • A person not serving a sentence of incarceration as the result of a conviction of any indictable offense under the laws of this or another state or of the United States.

Get the facts about Vote By Mail here.

For the November 2020 Election, all ballots will be mailed directly to registered voters by October 5, 2020.

Voters will be able to return ballots:

  • By mail
  • By depositing it in a secure drop box (list of drop boxes can be found here)
  • By handing it directly to a poll worker at a polling place on Election Day

All ballots being returned through the U.S. Postal System must:

  • Carry a postmark by Tuesday, Nov. 3
  • Be received by the County Clerk no later than 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10

Ballots that lack postmarks due to postal error and received by 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 5 will be considered valid.

For more information on how you can get involved, email

Get the facts about Vote By Mail here.

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