New Jersey General Election 2021

Who we elect to office in New Jersey will have a direct impact on our jobs and our communities. It’s vital that working people have a voice in the decisions being made that affect all of us.

Let’s make sure to vote for leaders who share our family values and will place the interests of working families first!

Dates to Remember

October 12 – Deadline to register to vote in the General Election

October 23 – October 31 – Early Voting

October 26 – Deadline to request your mail-in ballot (by mail)

November 1 – Deadline to request your mail-in ballot (in person)

November 2 – Deadline to postmark your mail-in ballot

November 2 – Election Day

November 8 – Deadline for your mail-in ballot to be received


Polling Locations

Find your Early Voting location.

Find your Election Day location.


Voter Registration Instructions

You have three options for registering to vote:

  • Online: To register online, you will need your date of birth and a driver’s license, a state non-driver Identification Card or your Social Security number. Click here to register online.
  • At the DMV: If you are eligible to vote in New Jersey, you may register to vote at a New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission office while applying for/renewing a driver’s license or non-driver identification (ID) card.
  • By Mail: You can download the printable form, then fill it out and send it into your County Commissioner of Registration or Superintendent of Elections for your county by Oct. 26. Click here to download the form.


Voting Instructions

You have three options for voting in the General Election this year.

  • By Mail
  • In Person Early Voting
  • In Person on Election Day


Vote by Mail Instructions

Every Active registered voter is eligible to request a vote-by-mail ballot.

Contact your county clerk to submit a request. If you would like to receive your ballot by mail you must request your ballot by Tuesday, October 26. Otherwise, you must get your vote-by-mail ballot in-person from your county clerk, by November 1st at 3pm.

You have until 8pm on Election Day to return your ballot to the Board of Elections in person or deposit it in one of your county’s secure authorized ballot drop boxes. You can also mail your ballot – it must be postmarked on or before 8:00 p.m. November 2 and be received by your county’s Board of Elections on or before November 8. You cannot deliver your ballot to a polling place.

Find your County Clerk contact information here.


Early Voting Instructions

Every county will provide registered voters with the option to vote early by machine in the 2021 General Election.
Each of the 21 counties has designated in-person early voting locations that will be open Saturday, October 23, through Sunday, October 31.

Hours will be Monday-Saturday, 10am–8pm and Sunday, 10am–6pm

No appointment is necessary.

Find your Early Voting location here.


CWA NJ Endorsed Candidates

Governor: Phil Murphy

Lieutenant Governor: Sheila Oliver


State Senate, District 13: Vincent Solomeno (Member CWA Local 1033)

State Senate, District 20: Joe Cryan (Incumbent)

State Senate, District 16: Andrew Zwicker (Incumbent Assemblyman running for Senate Seat)


State Assembly, District 13: Allison Friedman (Member CWA Local 1037)

State Assembly, District 16: Sadaf Jaffer

State Assembly, District 16: Roy Freiman (Incumbent)

State Assembly, District 20: Annette Quijano (Incumbent)

State Assembly, District 20: Rev. Reginald Atkins


County Commission, Monmouth County: Mike Beson

Mayor, City of Plainfield: Adrian Mapp


CWA Members Running for Local Office


CWA Local



Sheila Davis*

CWA 1014

Camden City Council

Timothy Howard

CWA 1036

Palmyra Council

Victoria Fisher*

CWA 1037

Teaneck Board of Education

Shawn Ludwig*

CWA 1038

Barrington Council

Nelson Carney

CWA 1085

Salem County Commissioner

Harold “Hap” Pye*

CWA 1085

Woodbury Heights Council