The Primary Elections - CAUNJ

The Primary Elections

New Jersey Primary Election 2022

The Primary Election is an election by the political parties to nominate their candidates for the General Election ballot. No one is elected in a Primary election; candidates are nominated. This year, candidates will be nominated for the U.S. House of Representatives. The House of Representatives makes and passes federal laws.

Then, the General Election on November 8 will determine who will be elected.

You can only vote in a primary election if you are registered as a Republican or a Democrat. If you are registered as an Unaffiliated Voter (Independent), you can become a member of the Republican or Democratic Party to vote in the Primary Election up to and on Primary Election Day. You must vote for a candidate in your political party. If you are currently registered as a Republican or Democrat, but wish to change your party, you must submit a Political Party Affiliation Declaration Form at least 55 days before the Primary Election.

Check the voter information portal to make sure you are registered to vote and find your polling place.

You can also vote early! Every county will provide registered voters with this option for the 2022 Primary Election. They will designate in-person early voting locations that will be open June 3, 2022-June 5, 2022 (the in-person early voting period). Hours will be Friday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. and Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. No appointment is necessary. Check for in-person early voting poll locations

Upcoming important dates

May 17, 2022
Voter Registration Deadline for Primary Election
(21 days before election)

May 31, 2022
Deadline to apply for a Mail-In Ballot by Mail for Primary Election
(not less than 7 days prior to election)

June 3, 2022
Deadline for Application to Receive Primary Election Mail-In Ballots by Electronic Means for Qualified Overseas Civilian and Military Voters
(4th day before election)

June 3, 2022 – June 5, 2022
The in-person early voting period for the Primary Election. Hours are Friday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. and Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. No appointment is necessary.

June 6, 2022 – by 3:00 p.m.
Deadline for In-Person Mail-In Ballot Applications for the Primary Election
(at your County Clerks Office)

June 7, 2022
Primary Election Day
(Tuesday after first Monday in June)