How to Vote

Voting in New Jersey 2022

Voting is your right and responsibility in our democracy. Your vote is your voice in issues affecting you and every American!

When you vote in a government election, you are choosing who you would like to represent you. Citizens vote for leaders to represent them and their interests. When everyone who is able to vote votes, our leaders better represent our ideas and interests.

You can vote in U.S. federal, state, and local elections if you:

  • Are a U.S. citizen (some areas allow non-citizens to vote in local elections only)
  • Meet your state’s residency requirements. (You can be homeless and still meet these requirements.)
  • Are 18 years old on or before Election Day
  • You have the right to vote even if you have a developmental or intellectual disability. You have the right to vote even if you live in a developmental center, group home, or other place where you receive residential care. You may have the right to vote even if you have a guardian (depending on the terms of the guardianship).

The General Election Day is November 8, 2022. Candidates will be elected for the U.S. House of Representatives.

You have to register to be able to vote.

Register to vote or check your registration status

It is a good idea to learn about the candidates and issues. You can watch the news or read the newspaper, and you can learn more online about different issues and the candidates.

Here are some websites where you can learn more about candidates:



League of Women Voters of New Jersey:

You can vote by mail, in person early voting, or at your polling place on election day.

The General Election Day is November 8, 2022.

Check the state website for instructions on how to vote in the general election.

If you wish to vote by mail: A voter may vote-by-mail by completing the Application for Vote-By-Mail Ballot and returning the application to their County Clerk.

If you wish to vote in person: Find my polling place location

You can also vote early! Check in person early voting poll locations

Voting: It’s your Right (English and Spanish Version available)

This voting resource developed by the Bogg’s Center answers more questions about voting and is written in clear language for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The process of voting might seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. The more you know, the better positioned you will be to advocate for yourself and your rights when you vote. Click here for some tips to help you feel empowered at the polls.

Tips to Advocate for Yourself at the Polls.