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- A United States citizen
- At least 18 years by the date of the next election
- A resident of New Jersey and your county for at least 30 days
You are NOT eligible to register to vote if:
- You are serving a sentence or on parole or probation, as a result of a conviction of an indictable offense under state or federal law.
- You only lose your right to vote while on parole, probation or serving a sentence due to a conviction for an indictable offense under any federal or state laws.
If you are in college, you have the option to register from your college address or your parent’s address. There are good reasons for registering and voting at either residence, but keep in mind, the final choice is yours.
The registration deadline to vote is 21 days prior to Election Day
You will receive a sample ballot about 1 week before the election that will indicate where your polling place is.
PO BOX 8068
TRENTON NJ 08650-9905
NOTE: The registration deadline to vote at the next election is 21 days prior to election day.
The two places to register to vote in person are:
City Clerk’s Office:
Located in City Hall
319 East State Street
Trenton, New Jersey 08608
Mercer County Clerk’s Office:
Located on the first floor of the Old Court House at:
209 South Broad St.
Trenton, New Jersey 08650
- NJ driver’s license
- Military or other Government ID
- Student or Job ID
- Store Membership Card
- United States Passport
- Bank statement
- Car registration
- Government check or document
- Non-photo NJ driver’s license
- Rent receipt
- Sample Ballot
- Utility bill
- or any other official document
Polling stations are open from 6AM to 8PM.
- April 3 – Mail-in ballots are sent out to voters who registered for them on or after this date
- April 13 – Potential voters must be Trenton residents by this date to be eligible to vote
- April 22 – Residents must register to vote by this date to be eligible to vote
- May 6 – Last day to apply for mail-in ballot
- May 13 – Election Day
- June 10 – Run-off Election
- You must be a registered voter of Mercer County
- If you file an absentee Ballot you can not vote at the polls for that election
- Your ballot will be mailed on or after the 40th day prior to the election
- Do not submit more than one application for the same election
- You will receive instructions with your absentee ballot
- Your absentee ballot must be received by the Board of Election, 640 S. Broad Street, Trenton, no later than 8:00 p.m. (close of the polls) the day of the election
- You must apply for each election you intend to vote by an absentee ballot
Please visit or call the offices below.Mercer County
Commissioner of Registration
640 South Broad Street
P.O. Box 8068
Trenton, New Jersey 08650-9828
Under Election Law Enforcement Commission regulations, “street money” can only be paid by check, and the candidate or committee must report the date, check number, name of the recipient, date, and the amount and purpose of the payment. There are legitimate purposes for street money, such as get-out-the-vote efforts and poll watching or challenging. However, any payment for inducing a voter to vote for or against a candidate is a crime.
We elect three council members at large (on a city-wide basis), so you can vote for three council members. Many voters make the mistake of voting for only one at large candidate–in the May 11, 2010 election on average each voter cast a vote for two candidates, but could have voted for three. A total of 20,808 votes for at large candidates were cast by 11,035 voters, resulting in an undervote (or failure to vote) of 11,705 votes. But you can only cast one vote for any at-large candidate.