(from League of Women’s Voters)
Your vote is important. The nonpartisan LWVNJ and ACLU-NJ Voter Protection Project is dedicated to protecting everyone’s right to vote. If you have any questions about voting or encounter any problems, please call 1-800-792-VOTE (8683) for assistance. If you are not allowed to vote, you have the right to present your case to an election judge on Election Day who will determine your eligibility to vote.

On election days, you have the right:

  • To vote without intimidation, threats, coercion, or interference.
  • To bring your children into the voting booth with you.
  • To file a signed or anonymous written complaint at your polling place or by mail, telephone, or online if you are dissatisfied with the way the election is being run.
  • To bring someone of your choice into the voting booth to assist you with voting if you cannot read or write English or have a disability. You can also request special assistance from the poll worker.
  • To vote by an emergency paper ballot if the machines are malfunctioning. Emergency ballots are counted automatically.
  • To be given a provisional ballot if you are not allowed to vote on a machine or by emergency ballot, with written instructions about your provisional ballot and how to find out if it was counted. Your eligibility to vote must be verified by the county before your provisional ballot is counted.
  • To vote under your original name if you have changed your name since registering to vote.
  • To ask for assistance from a poll worker.

You have the right to vote by Provisional Ballot if:

  • You believe you are entitled to vote but your name is not on the poll list of voters.
  • You have moved recently within your county and have not registered at your new address.
  • You are a first-time voter and you did not provide the accepted form of ID when you registered to vote and did not bring it on Election Day. You must bring acceptable ID to the appropriate county office within 48 hours of voting for your provisional ballot to be counted. Poll workers must give you a form that tells you where to bring your ID.
  • You requested a vote by mail ballot but didn’t receive it in time.

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