New Jersey

Registered voters do not need to provide an ID when they vote, except for some first-time voters.

Is out-of-state ID accepted?

No!
No ID is required to vote in New Jersey

Is student ID accepted?

No!
No ID is required to vote in New Jersey

Is an expired ID accepted?

No!
No ID is required to vote in New Jersey

New Jersey ID Requirements for Voting In Person

You do not need to show ID when you vote in person.

BUT: If it is your first time voting in a federal election in New Jersey, please see the federal ID requirements for first-time voters. A federal election is when you vote for the President, your Congressional Representative or your Senators.

New Jersey ID Requirements for Voting By Mail

Any registered voter in New Jersey can vote by mail. No excuse is required but you must request a ballot.

You do not need a copy of their ID to vote by mail in New Jersey.

BUT: If it is your first time voting in a federal election in New Jersey, please see the federal ID requirements for first-time voters. A federal election is when you vote for the President, your Congressional Representative or your Senators.

The signature on your mail ballot must match your signature on file with the state.

Frequently Asked Questions

If your mail-in ballot is missing your signature or your county Board of Elections determined that your signature does not match the signature in your voting record, local officials must send you a “cure letter” in English, Spanish and Korean within 24 hours of rejection (and in some cases by email or phone, if officials have that information on file).

Sign and date the cure form and provide one of the following:

  • New Jersey driver’s license or non-driver ID number
  • last four digits of your Social Security number

You may also provide one of the following if it has your name and address:

  • copy of a New Jersey state-accepted form of ID
  • a sample ballot
  • an official federal, state, county or municipal document
  • a utility bill
  • telephone bill
  • tax receipt
  • rent receipt

You must return the cure form to your county Board of Elections office in person or by mail, email or fax no later than 48 hours before the final certification of election results.