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Voter and Election Information

Voter Registration Information

Federal law mandates that all colleges and universities in the country make voter registration forms available to all students attending their institutions who are eligible to vote.

To be eligible to vote in New Jersey one must be:

  • a United States citizen
  • 18 years of age by the next election 
  • a resident of the State and county 30 days before the election 
  • NOT currently serving a sentence, probation or parole because of a felony conviction

The registration deadline in New Jersey is 21 days before an election. To get more information, download voter registration or vote-by-mail forms, go to the New Jersey Division of Elections webpage http://nj.gov/state/elections/. Election and voting information is on the left side of the screen. NOTE: If you are completing the voter registration form, on line 6 of the form it will ask for your “county.” You reside in Mercer County.

Students who are not from New Jersey may register to vote in New Jersey or in their home state. Voter Information for all states can be on found at: http://votesmart.org/elections/voter-registration. Find your state in the drop-down box and follow the instructions.

Elections

Each year in New Jersey, the Primary election is held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in June; the General Election is held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.

Residents of the Princeton University campus can find the location of their voting districts and polling stations for the elections through an online map: http://www.princeton.edu/pr/vote/.    The map shows the voting districts, as well as the location of the polling stations in each. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Questions and Further Information

If you have any questions about registering to vote or voting in an upcoming election in New Jersey, go to the NJ Division of Election webpage http://nj.gov/state/elections/ and click on voter information, or call the Office of Community and Regional Affairs at 8-5144 or e-mail Erin Metro at emetro@princeton.edu