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Voter FAQs

I want to register to vote. What are the guidelines?

  •  A person who will be 18 years of age on or before the next election.
  •  A person who is a United States Citizen.
  •  A person who is a resident of the State of New Jersey and of the County at least 30 days before the election.
  •  A person who is not incarcerated, on or on probation due to a conviction for an indictable offense under any federal or state laws.

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Will I ever be required to re-register? 
Voter registration in New Jersey is permanent.

  • A voter who moves within the County at least twenty-one (21) days prior to an election must file a Change of Address notice with the Bergen County Superintendent of Elections office or by mail.
    New Jersey Voter Registration Forms Available Online. 
    -English
    -Spanish
    -Korean 
  • If the voter has moved within the County within the twenty-one (21) days preceding the election, he/she may vote at his newly designated polling place by means of Provisional Ballot.
  • When a voter changes his/her name due to marriage, divorce or Judgement of the Court, the voter may vote by signing both names at the time of voting.

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When must I register to vote to be eligible to vote in the next election?
The deadline to register is 21 days before an election. Voters may register after the deadline, but registrant should be advised that he/she will not be eligible to vote in the election immediately forthcoming but will be eligible to vote in elections held thereafter.  

  • By May 13, 2014 for the Primary Election 
  • By October 14, 2014 for the General Election

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Where do I go to register to vote?  

  • City Clerks Office
  • Begen County Superintendent of Elections Office
  • New Jersey Voter Registration Form Available Online
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    -Spanish   
    -Korean  

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How do I change my party affiliation?

  • A registered voter currently affiliated with a political party who wishes to change their party affiliation must file a Political Party Affiliation Declaration Form 50 days before a Primary Election. 
  • A registered voter currently not affiliated with a political party may declare their party affiliation up to and including Primary Election day.

    Political Party Affiliation Declaration Form Available Online
    -English
    -Spanish  

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How do I apply for a Mail-In ballot?

  • A registered voter may apply for a Mail-In ballot for any reason.
  • Once a registered voter applies for a Mail-In ballot, he/she will not be allowed to vote at your polling place in the same election. The ballot must be received by the Board of Elections before the close of polls on Election Day.
  •  A voter may vote by mail by completing the Application for Vote by Mail-In Ballot (see below), and returning the application to their County Clerk (County Clerk addresses attached to form).
  • To receive your ballot by mail, the application must be received by the County Clerk 7 days prior to the election. A voter may also apply in person to the County Clerk until 3:00 p.m., the day before the election.
    Application for Vote By Mail-In Ballot Available Online. 
    -English
    -Spanish
    -Korean

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When is the last day to apply for a Mail-In ballot? 
If mailed, application must be received no later than seven (7) days before the election. If delivered in person to the County Clerk's office, no later than 3 p.m. the day before the election.

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Where do I vote?
There are 16 voting districts in the City of Englewood. Yours will be noted on the top of the sample ballot you receive from the County.

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What time are the polls open? 

Primary Election (Polls are open from 6 am. to 8 pm.)
General Election (Polls are open from 6 am. to 8 pm.)