New Jersey Primary Election


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Kenise Brown, Editor-in-Chief

The primary election in New Jersey is July 7. To anyone who has not registered to vote, the deadline to register is June 16.

What is the Primary Election?

In the primary, you are able to choose your party and candidate. You will also choose the senate seat of Cory Booker and the 12 U.S. House of Representatives seats. Also at the primary are the races of the state Senate and Assembly in Morris County and more  county and municipal races throughout New Jersey.

How to Vote?

You can vote if you are a U.S. Citizen, 18 or over, been a NJ resident 30 days prior to the election, and is not currently serving a sentence for a felony. As of March 17,2020, people who are on probation or parole are allowed to register to vote. 

If you have changed your name, address or completed your sentence then you will need to re-register to vote. 

Registering to vote in Hudson County

 To register in Hudson County, go to , from there you are going to download the registration form, print, sign and mail it. You will need to postmark by June 16 to vote in the primary election. If you are unable to print, you can email [email protected] or call: 201-369-3470 (choose option 6) for assistance.

 Additional information 

Governor Phil Murphy said registered voters will receive a vote-by-mail application automatically before the election. In each municipality, in person voting will be available on July 7 while social distancing and frequent cleaning are required.

November Election

If you are voting for the Presidential election in November, then all citizens of New Jersey must be registered by Oct. 13.

*Sources: Frank Guarini Library, Hudson County Elections Bureau,