Tuesday is the last day for New Jersey residents who wish to vote in the upcoming general election on November 7 to register to vote.
This year, all 120 members of the state Legislature – 40 Senators and 80 Assembly members – are on the ballot.
New Jersey is a Democrat trifecta, which means Democrats control all three branches of government: the governor’s office, the state Senate and the General Assembly.
In the Senate, Democrats currently hold a 25-15 majority and in the Assembly, their majority is 46-34, which means Republicans would need a net gain of six seats in the Senate and seven seats in the Assembly to retake control of either chamber.
According to the New Jersey Department of State, 6.4 million people in the state were registered to vote as of October 1.
Registration in New Jersey can be done in person and online.
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, a non-driver Identification Card issued by the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission, or your Social Security number.
To register online, click here.
To register in person, eligible voters can show up at the office of their local Municipal Clerks in the voter’s Municipality, each week day from 9 A.M. to 4 P.M.
Voters who are registered to vote in Ocean County, and who moved their residence to another part of Ocean County, must transfer their registration to their new address.
This can be accomplished by informing the Ocean County Board of Elections in writing.
Change of residence cards can be obtained by calling the Election Board at 732-929-2167 or toll-free at 1-800-452-5254.
Early in-person voting will take place this year between October 28 and November 5.