Eligibility for registration as a voter in New Jersey Gubernatorial elections
To register 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 the United States.
The registrant must complete a Voter Registration Application and Party Affiliation Form. Mail or deliver the Voter Registration Application and Party Affiliation Form to your county’s County Commissioner of Registration or Superintendent of Elections.
You are not eligible to register to vote if:
- You are serving a sentence of Incarceration as a result of a conviction of an indictable offense under the laws of this or another state or the United States.
The registration deadline to vote in the next election is 21 days before the election day.
To register online, you will need your date of birth and one of the following forms of identification:
A current and valid Driver’s License or a non-driver Identification Card issued by the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission. Your information will be provided to the MVC to validate identification and retrieve a copy of your digitized signature.
A Social Security number
To use your social security number, you must have the ability to sign on-screen or upload your signature to complete the registration process. If you are unable to provide a digital signature, you can not register online. Click here to download the voter registration application for your county.
Candidates in the New Jersey gubernatorial election
Phil Murphy, incumbent Democratic Governor, first elected in 2017 with 56% of the vote, is running for reelection to a second term. He formally announced his intention to run for a second term on October 1, 2020. Primaries were held on June 8, 2021. Murphy, who won the Democratic nomination unopposed after his two primary challengers were disqualified the first time. He will face Republican nominee Jack Ciattarelli, Green nominee Madelyn Hoffman, Libertarian nominee Gregg Mele, and SWP nominee Joanne Kuniansky in the general election.
Jack Ciattarelli, a former member of the New Jersey General Assembly, is the Republican nominee.
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