As Secretary of State, it is my legal and moral obligation to ensure ballot access to qualified voters. I am interested in boosting participation and combating the disturbing trend of voter suppression we’ve witnessed around the country.
The surest way to keep government honest is utilizing the franchise of voting. What many people don’t realize is how the right to vote did not come easily. Consider the fact that the 19th Amendment—guaranteeing women that right—was not adopted until 1920. That isn’t so long ago. Before that, women were shut out of voting booths.
As Frederick Douglass said: “Educate your sons and daughters, send them to school, and show them that beside the cartridge box, the ballot box, and the jury box, you also have the knowledge box.”
The New Jersey Division of Elections office has moved to a new location on the fourth floor of 20 W. State St., Trenton. The Division of Elections will operate as normal and all phone and email contact information is unchanged.
New Jersey has finalized a spending plan utilizing $10.2 million in federal and state election security funds.
The New Jersey Division of Elections has issued the following press guidance for the New Jersey Primary Election, Tuesday, June 5.
The New Jersey Division of Elections wishes to remind citizens of the upcoming deadline to register to vote for the upcoming primary election ahead of the June 5 primary election.
The New Jersey Department of State, through its Division of Elections, and the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, through its New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell, released the following statement reasserting continued confidence in the state’s election security measures.
The New Jersey Division of Elections wishes to remind all registered voters who are currently affiliated with a political party and who wish to change their party affiliation that the deadline to change party affiliation is Wednesday, April 11, 2018
On Friday, March 23, Secretary of State Tahesha Way led a delegation from New Jersey to a dress rehearsal of a table-top training exercise for prevention of cyber-attacks and information operations at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Universityâ€™s Kennedy School.
The New Jersey Division of Elections wishes to remind all Republican and Democratic candidates for United States Senate, United States House of Representatives, and General Assembly for Legislative Districts 15, 32, 34 and 36 that the petition filing deadline for the June 5 primary election is 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 2, 2018.
A meeting of the State of New Jersey Voting Machine Examination Committee will be held on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at the Division of Elections, 20 West State Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room 223, Trenton, NJ.
May 14, 2019 is the last opportunity to register to vote for the June 4, 2019 Primary Election. The list of evening registration hours for each of the 21 counties. For additional information on evening registration hours and locations, please contact your Commissioners of Registration.
Secretary of State Tahesha Way and the staff of the Division of Elections were saddened to learn of the passing of New Jersey’s longest-serving poll worker, Laura Wooten. Mrs. Wooten, 98, of Lawrence, died March 24. She began serving as a poll worker when Franklin Roosevelt was in office and continued through countless local, primary and general elections in Mercer County for 79 years because of her firm belief in our country’s principles. She knew the value of civic engagement and understood that getting to the polling place was a right and a duty. In an interview in 2018 with News 12 NJ, Wooten stressed the importance of voting and challenged anyone who says their vote doesn’t count. “How can they count if they don’t vote? That’s the only way you can see changes made. And I’ve seen a lot of changes, but there’s still a lot (that) need to be made.”
On this Census Day, as we count down to the next decennial census and the 2020 presidential election, we honor Mrs. Wooten and thank her for her service to our great state and to our country.
The New Jersey Division of Elections office has moved to a new office on the fourth floor of 20 W. State St., Trenton. The Division of Elections will operate as normal and all phone and email contact information is unchanged.
Completed candidate petitions can either be hand-delivered or mailed to the Division of Elections. Please find the addresses listed below:
20 W. State Street, 4th Floor
Trenton, NJ 08608
Mailing Address for United States Postal Service:
P.O. Box 304
Trenton, NJ 08625-0304
Delivery address for all other carriers, i.e., UPS, FedEx, etc.:
20 W. State Street, 4th Floor
Trenton, NJ 08608
If you have already scheduled a petition filing appointment, your petition will be accepted at our new office location: 20 W. State Street, 4th Floor; Trenton, NJ 08608.