How to vote for Bernie Sanders in New Jersey

Register By

May 12 (Tuesday)

Not a democrat? New Jersey has a special deadline for changing affiliation: April 8, 2020

Primary On

June 2 (Tuesday)

New Jersey Primary: June 2, 2020

A registered voter currently not affiliated with a political party may declare their party affiliation up to and including Primary Election day.

It's still very early in the election season, and dates often change. Please sign up below for Voter Alerts in New Jersey and we'll send you an email if the dates change!

New Jersey Voter Information

Get Registered

New Jersey has closed primaries — New Jerseyans must register as democrat to vote for Bernie!

New Jersey does not have online registration, but you can fill out a registration form to print and mail in.

Register as a democrat now!

In New Jersey, you must be affiliated as a democrat by April 8, 2020, which is before the registration deadline!

You must be registered by May 12, 2020.

Not sure if you are registered, or what you're registered as? Check your current registration status online.

Go Vote!

Vote on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 from 6:00am – 8:00pm.

Find your polling place here: https://voter.njsvrs.com/PublicAccess/jsp/PollPlace/PollPlaceSearch.jsp

Voter hotline: 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683)

A registered voter currently not affiliated with a political party may declare their party affiliation up to and including Primary Election day.

Id Requirement

All voters must show ID!

Voter Workplace Protection

No laws require companies to give workers time off to vote. But employers cannot influence or intimidate employees to vote for or against a particular candidate.

Early Voting

Vote Early in New Jersey! New Jerseyans can vote in-person before election day! If you'll be out of town on June 2 or simply find it more convenient, vote early!

Early voting in New Jersey begins January 1 and ends on June 1.

A voter may also apply in person, for an absentee ballot, to the County Clerk until 3:00 p.m., the day before the election.

College Students

If you are a college student not living in your home state, you can vote for Bernie in either your home state or in the state in which you are attending school!

Military/Overseas Voters

If you are a Military Voter or a US Citizen living abroad, you are able to request a ballot here to vote for Bernie.

Become a Delegate for Bernie

Willing to go the extra mile to help Bernie get elected? We need 2,373 Bernie supporters to become a Delegate, travel to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and cast their vote for Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention. Interested?

How to become a delegate in New Jersey

New Jersey has 144 delegates 

  • 77 district
  • 25 at large
  • 21 Pledged PLEOs
  • 21 Superdelegates

Superdelegates: Gov. Phil Murphy, Sen. Cory Booker, Sen. Robert Menendez, Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, Rep. Josh Gottheimer, Rep. Andy Kim, Rep. Tom Malinowski, Rep. Donald Norcross, Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr., Rep. Donald Payne Jr., Rep. Mikie Sherrill, Rep. Albio Sires, Rep.Jeff Van Drew, Tonio Burgos, John Currie, John Graham, Marcia Marley, Bernadette P. McPherson, George E. Norcross III, Marguerite M. Schaffer

Important dates:

Period to file and collect signatures to become a district delegate: January 1, 2020 – March 9, 2020

Primary: June 2, 2020

Deadline to file to become an At Large or PLEO delegate: June 5, 2020

Special post-Primary State Convention: June 10, 2020

Democratic State Committee / State Convention: June 13, 2020

New Jersey Delegate Selection Plan

District Delegates (70) District level Alternates (7)

  • Make sure you are a registered Democrat
  • District delegates must get on the ballot for the June 2, 2020 primary. File the forms then collect the signatures on the nominating petition.
  • Forms are available January 1, 2020 at www.njdems.org, 196 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08608, Phone:609-392-3367.
  • File Statement of Candidacy and Pledge of Support by March 9, 2020 with the New Jersey Democratic State Committee, 196 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08608.
  • By March 9, submit a petition with at least 100 (up to 500) signatures of people eligible to participate in the democratic primary. Check to see how many you need! Phone: 609-392-3367.

At Large Delegates (23) At Large Alternate Delegates (2)

  • If you did not get elected as a District delegate you can try to become an At Large Delegate or an Alternate delegate.
  • File Statement is Candidacy and Pledge of Support by June 5, 2020 with the New Jersey Democratic State Committee, 196 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08608.
  • At-Large and Alternate delegates are elected by the New Jersey Democratic State Committee at an open meeting at 1 pm on June 13, 2020.

PLEO Delegates (21)

You have to be eligible to be a PLEO delegate. PLEOs are eligible according to the following priority: big city mayors and state-wide elected officials (to be given equal consideration); state legislative leaders, state legislators, and other state, county and local elected officials and party leaders. Help Bernie by encouraging qualified Bernie supporting people to file to become PLEO delegates.

  • File Statement is Candidacy and Pledge of Support June 5, 2020 with the New Jersey Democratic State Committee, 196 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08608.
  • PLEO delegates are elected by the New Jersey Democratic State Committee at an open meeting at 1 pm on June 13, 2020.

Standing Committee (12) and Delegation Chair

12 Standing Committee members (4 each on the Credentials, Platform and Rules committees) and the Delegation Chair are elected by a quorum of New Jersey’s National Convention Delegates on June 13, 2020. You don’t have to be a delegate or alternate to be elected.

Convention Pages (4)

Convention Pages are selected by the State Democratic Chair on June 13, 2020.

If you have questions contact the New Jersey Democratic Party.

More Information

If you have any questions about voting in New Jersey you may contact your state official elections office or Democratic party.

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