Voter & Election Information

Voter Registration Information

Federal law mandates that all colleges and universities in the country make voter registration forms available to all students attending their institutions who are eligible to vote.

Princeton University is committed to supporting this process and helping its students engage in this vital civic duty.

To be eligible to vote in New Jersey one must be:

  • a United States citizen
  • 18 years of age by the next election 
  • a resident of the State and county 30 days before the election 
  • NOT currently serving a sentence, probation, or parole because of a felony conviction

The registration deadline in New Jersey is 21 days before an election. To get more information, download voter registration or vote-by-mail forms, go to the New Jersey Division of Elections at Elections.NJ.gov.  Election and voting information is on the left side of the screen. NOTE: If you are completing the voter registration form, on line 6 of the form it will ask for your “county.” You reside in Mercer County.

Students who are not from New Jersey may register to vote in New Jersey or in their home state. Voter Information for all states can be on found at: yourvoteyourvoice.org

Elections

Each year in New Jersey, the Primary Election is held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in June; the General Election is held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.

Polling locations will be announced at the end of October.

Questions and Further Information

If you have any questions about registering to vote or voting in an upcoming election in New Jersey, go to the NJ Division of Election nj.gov/state/elections and click on voter information, or call the Office of Community and Regional Affairs at 8-5144 or e-mail Melissa Mercuro at mmercuro@princeton.edu.

General Election

Voter Registration Deadline: October 18, 2022

Deadline to apply for Mail-In Ballot: November 1, 2022

In-Person Early Voting: October 29, 2022 - November 5, 2022

General Election Day: November 8, 2022