You can use a New Jersey mail-in ballot application:
Or a federal postcard application ("FPCA"):
Note: ONLY the federal postcard application can be used for both voter registration and ballot request. If you use the New Jersey forms, you must separately submit a New Jersey voter registration form and a New Jersey mail-in ballot application
Applications can be obtained from your County Clerk's office or the Secretary of State Office:
Note: If you do not know which county clerk's office to send the application, you should contact the New Jersey Division of Elections at 1-877-NJVOTER or http://elections.nj.gov.
Delivery Options for Receiving A Ballot:
You can request you receive a ballot by air-mail, fax or email.
- If you request you receive a ballot by fax, you must provide a telephone number on the application.
- If you request you receive a ballot by email, you must provide and email address on the application.
Delivery of Ballot Application:
You can mail, fax or email the application.
Application Deadlines for the Primary Election for U.S. Senate:
- May 8, 2016 - For air-mail delivery of ballot – 30 days prior to election
- June 3, 2016 - For fax/email delivery of ballot – 4 days prior to election
Application Deadlines for the General Election for U.S. Senate:
- October 9, 2016 - For air-mail delivery of ballot – 30 days prior to election
- November 4, 2016 - For fax/email delivery of ballot – 4 days prior to election
Delivery Requirements for Voted Ballot:
A completed ballot must be sent back to the appropriate county board of election, by 8:00 p.m. election night, which is the time for the close of the polls.
This 8:00 p.m. deadline applies to all ballots, regardless of the method of delivery. Whether you air-mail, fax or email your voted ballot, it must be received by 8:00 p.m. on election night.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR BALLOTS RETURNED BY FAX OR EMAIL:
The voter who faxes or emails his or her voted ballot, must also air mail the original ballot materials to the county board of election.
Federal Write-In Absentee Ballots (FWAB):
Federal law also provides for the use of a federal write-in ballot for federal elections for use by an overseas voter who makes a timely application for, but who does not receive, his or her state mail-in ballot.
To get a federal mail-in ballot, go to http://www.fvap.gov/. You can email or fax your FWAB to your county board of election. If you fax or email the ballot, you must also sign and send the FWAB cover sheet. This cover sheet must be sent for faxed and emailed ballots because it constitutes a waiver of secrecy for such ballot because the ballot is not being sent in an enclosed envelope, as air-mailed ballots. Be assured however, that election officials are legally obligated to never disclose any one's vote.
The federal write-in ballot will NOT BE COUNTED if:
- The ballot is submitted from any location within the United States; or
- The application of the overseas voter is received by the appropriate state election official less than 30 days before the election; or
- The state ballot is received by the appropriate state election official by the close of the polls on election night.
Note: If the voter submits a federal write-in ballot for the federal general election and later receives the state ballot, he or she may also send in the state ballot (presumably if the voter thinks that the state ballot can be received by the close of the polls) and should indicate that he or she had previously sent in the federal write-in ballot.