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Department of State

The Hon. Tahesha Way, Lt. Governor and Secretary of State


TRENTON, NJ, April 24, 2024 – New Jersey is once again making it safe, simple, and secure for eligible voters to participate in the upcoming Primary Election on Tuesday, June 4, 2024, according to Lieutenant Governor Tahesha Way, who oversees the New Jersey Division of Elections in her capacity as Secretary of State. The state is providing three convenient ways to vote, with information on each available at VOTE.NJ.GOV:

  1. At Polling Place on Primary Election Day
  2. In-Person Early Voting
  3. Using a Mail-in Ballot

“New Jersey’s eligible voters should know we continue to make it convenient to exercise their right to vote,” said Lieutenant Governor Way. “Whether they choose to participate in the early voting period, which is Wednesday, May 29 – Sunday, June 2, use a mail-in ballot, or come out on Election Day, voters can find all the information they need at The website makes it easy to check everything from their registration status and polling place location, to county early voting sites and secure dropboxes. It’s a user-friendly experience.”

Acting Director of the Division of Elections Donna Barber noted that, “County clerks are sending mail-in ballots for this election to those voters who requested them, and voters can continue to request their ballot until Monday, June 3 at 3 p.m., the day before Election Day. Voters can also choose to vote during the five-day early voting period at any of their county early voting locations. Thousands of local polling places will be open for voters on Primary Election Day, Tuesday, June 4, as well.”

“No matter which way New Jersey voters choose to participate, we encourage every eligible voter to have an impact and vote in this year’s election,” said Lieutenant Governor Way.

Following are details and important dates on the three ways to vote in the upcoming Primary Election:

1. At Local Polling Place on Primary Election Day

Eligible registered voters can cast their ballot in person at their polling place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Primary Election Day, Tuesday, June 4.
Accommodations will be made for voters with disabilities.
Go to VOTE.NJ.GOV for polling places, which are listed on the Polling Locations page.

2. In-Person Early Voting: Wednesday, May 29 – Sunday, June 2

This option enables all eligible registered voters to cast their ballot in person, using a voting machine prior to Primary Election Day. Voters can choose to vote in person when it is most convenient for their schedule.
No matter where a voter lives in their county, they can cast their specific ballot at any of their county’s designated in-person early voting locations. These county locations can be found at VOTE.NJ.GOV.
Hours will be Monday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m., and Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. No appointment is necessary. Accommodations will be made for voters with disabilities.

3. Using A Mail-In Ballot

Eligible registered voters can apply for a mail-in ballot by following the instructions found at VOTE.NJ.GOV or contacting their County Clerk. Voters will not automatically receive a mail-in ballot to participate in the Tuesday, June 4 Primary Election. Instructions to vote by mail include:

  • Go to the Vote-By-Mail page on VOTE.NJ.GOV to download and print an Application for a Mail-in Ballot. Then, mail or deliver the completed application to the voter’s County Clerk. To receive a ballot by mail for the June 4 Primary Election, the application must be received by Tuesday, May 28.
  • Voters can also apply in person at a voter’s County Clerk office by 3:00 p.m. on Monday, June 3 for the Tuesday, June 4 Primary Election. Find the contact details at VOTE.NJ.GOV.

Returning a mail-in ballot is once again as easy as VOTE, SIGN, SEAL, RETURN. Return options include:

  • Mail: Ballot must be postmarked by 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4 and received by Monday, June 10.
  • Secure Ballot Drop Box: Place ballot in one of the secure ballot drop boxes within the voter’s county by 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4 for the Primary Election. Drop box locations can be found at VOTE.NJ.GOV.
  • Board of Elections Office: Deliver in person to the county Board of Elections by 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4.
  • NOTE: Mail-in ballots CANNOT be returned to polling places.

For full details on the Tuesday, June 4 Primary Election, visit VOTE.NJ.GOV, contact local election officials, or call the Voter Information and Assistance Line at 1-877-NJ-Voter (1-877-658-6837).


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