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 8, 2022

Voter Registration Deadline: Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Am I registered to vote? Check here

Voter Registration: Find it here.

New Jersey has introduced a new online voter registration found here.

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.

You still have time to educate yourself about the issues and candidates (, including the two NJ ballot questions. Learn about the candidates’ positions, make your decision and VOTE.

There are 3 ways to vote in November.

1. Vote By Mail. Applications to Vote By Mail must be submitted to the county clerk by Oct. 26. Your ballot will be mailed to you. Fill it in and return it by Nov. 2, 8PM, at a town drop box or by mail.

2. Early in-person voting. There are several locations in each county for early in-person voting, Oct. 23-31, 10AM-8PM weekdays, 10AM-6PM Sundays. You will vote on a regular voting machine. Results will be tabulated beginning after polls close on Nov. 2.

3. In-person at your regular polling place on Election Day, Nov. 8, 6AM-8PM. Poll books are electronic, voting is on paper ballot and scanned for a paper trail, if needed. Answers to most questions are available at

Vote and be part of the democratic process.

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