Elections matter. The people we elect to represent us – from the White House to the State House to City and Town Council – hold tremendous power to advance environmental conservation or can threaten natural resource protections. With your vote and support, we can elect environmentally responsible candidates across the state! 

Every election year, we endorse state, county, and local candidates whom we expect to be environmental champions as well as ballot measures that protect and restore New Jersey’s environment.

Key Election Dates

May 14 – Voter Registration Deadline for Primary Election. Register to vote. And check to see if you are registered to vote

May 29 - June 2 – Early Voting Period for Primary Elections. Check to see the polling locations for early voting.

May 28 – Deadline to apply for a Mail-In Ballot by Mail for Primary Election. Apply for a Vote-By-Mail ballot.

June 3 – by 3:00 p.m. – Deadline for In-Person Mail-In Ballot Applications for Primary Election

June 4 – Primary Election Day and deadline for mail-in ballots to be received


Vote by Mail Guidance

If you’re filling out a mail-in ballot, here’s how to do it correctly:

  • Read the enclosed instructions carefully on how to mark your ballot and be sure to complete the front and back of each page. Vote in every race on the ballot you’re comfortable with, and do your research if you need to know more.
  • Put your ballot into the inner certification envelope. Fill out and sign the certificate, keeping it attached to the inner envelope.
  • Seal the certificate envelope, and then place it into the pre-paid mailing envelope.
  • Once you complete your ballot, return it right away. There are a number of ways you can do this:
  • After you return your ballot, you can track its status using the state’s online tool.