Get Out the Vote

Your Vote is Your Voice

At NCJW/Essex, our goal is to increase civic engagement in New Jersey, countering efforts to exclude individuals from the electoral process. 

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, lobbying for same-day voter registration, educating the electorate, and driving voter turnout for every election.

Only 41%
of registered New Jersey voters
voted in the 2022 General Election.

The General Election is November 5, 2024

Vote and Be a Part
of the Democratic Process

Voter Registration Deadline: Tuesday, October 15, 2023

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

Educate yourself about the issues and candidates (Vote411.org), including the two NJ ballot questions. Learn about the candidates’ positions, make your decision and VOTE.

There are three ways to vote in November:

1. Vote By Mail. Applications to Vote By Mail must be submitted to the county clerk by Oct. 15, 2024. Your ballot will be mailed to you. Complete and return it by Nov. 5, 8PM, at a town drop box, the County Clerk or by mail.

2. Early in-person voting. There are several locations in each county for early in-person voting, Oct. 26 – Nov. 3, 10AM-8PM weekdays, 10AM-6PM Sundays. You will vote on a regular voting machine. Results will be tabulated beginning after polls close on Nov. 7.

3. In-person at your regular polling place on Election Day, Nov. 5, 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.nj.gov.

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.

Voting, and doing our part to get out the vote, has never been more important, and our goal at NCJW/Essex is to engage every member in our Get Out the Vote efforts this year.
NCJW/Essex is excited to introduce a new initiative – the Let’s Both Vote Campaign. This simple effort asks all NCJW/Essex members and friends to engage with the young people in their lives – children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, friends, neighbors, colleagues – to discuss why voting is crucial and, more importantly, to encourage them to register and vote in the 2022 midterm election.

We’d love to hear how many people you contacted about Let’s Both Vote. Send an email to advocacy@ncjwessex.org to share your experience! 

Below is language you can use in an email or adapt for use in texts, phone calls or in-person conversations. Be sure to personalize your message so you can best connect with the people near and dear to you. 

Dear __________,  (Insert personal greeting)

Let’s Both Vote! 

With so many of our rights in jeopardy, this is a critical election year, and it is more important than ever to get out the vote. There are three easy ways to vote:  Vote in person on Election Day (Tuesday, November 8), vote early in your state or vote by mail. 

Voting by mail is easy, safe and takes only minutes! You can go to turbovote.org to be sure you are registered. You can visit campusvoteproject.org to find state-by-state registration information. If you’re not registered yet, use your driver’s license to register or change any information online. 

Please request a Vote by Mail (or absentee) ballot application, complete that application and mail it as soon as possible. When you receive your vote by mail ballot in the fall, please complete and mail it as soon as possible.If you have any questions, please let me know and we will work on it together

Send a text to let your loved one know there’s an email waiting for them! 

Hi! I just sent you an important email about voting this fall. Please be sure to read it. Love you!

Be sure to follow up in a couple of weeks to confirm that the registration and absentee ballot request were successful.  

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