Who can register
To register to vote you must be:
- a US citizen;
- at least 18 years old on or before the next election; and
- residing at your present address for at least 30 days.
You are not eligible to register or vote if you are on parole or probation, or if you are serving a prison sentence for violating State or Federal law.
Where to register
Applications for registration can be obtained from the Borough Clerk's Office, or from the Commissioner of Registration office in Bergen County (see address below). Registration forms are also available in various State agencies and at Division of Motor Vehicle offices and can be obtained while transacting agency business. You can also print out a registration form below and after entering the required data, mail it to the Bergen County Commissioner of Registration.
Then deliver your completed Voter Registration Form to:
BERGEN COUNTY COMMISSIONER OF REGISTRATION
1 Bergen County Plaza, Room 380
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Primary Elections are ordinarily held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in June. The primary is held to nominate party candidates for the General Election and to elect party members of the State and County Committees and Delegates and Alternate Delegates to the National Conventions in Presidential Election years. Polls for Primary Elections are open from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm.
General Elections are held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November to elect various National, State, County and Municipal officials to office. Polls for General Elections are open from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Special Elections may be held at various times throughout the year, but generally on a Tuesday. Notification of such elections is advertised in your local newspaper.
Dates to remember in 2015
- March 30 - Candidate nominating petition filing deadline for June 2nd Primary Election (must be filed no later than 4:00 p.m.)
- April 8 - Last day to change parties in order to be eligible to vote in that Party in the Primary Election of June 2, 2015
- May 12 - Last day to register to vote in the June 2nd Primary Election
- May 26 - Last day to apply for an Application for Vote by Mail Ballot for the June 2nd Primary Election
- June 1 - Last day to apply for an Application for Vote by Mail Ballot at the County in person for the June 2nd Primary Election
- June 2 - Candidate nominating petition filing deadline for Independent Candidates and School Board Candidates - petitions filed directly with the County Clerk in Hackensack
- June 2 - Primary Election Day - voting hours 6:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Registered Democrats must vote Democratic. Registered Republicans must vote Republican. Unaffiliated voters must declare which party they want to vote for at the polls. If an Unaffiliated voter wishes to go back to Unaffiliated after the Primary Election, a form must be filled out no later than 57 days before the next Primary Election (contact Borough Clerk's Office at 201-592-3500 ext. 1505 if you have any questions). There is no crossover voting in New Jersey on Primary Elections.
- October 13 - Last day to register to vote in the November 3rd General Election
- October 27 - Last day to apply for an Application for Vote by Mail Ballot for the November 3rdh General Election
- November 2 - Last day to apply for an Application for Vote by Mail Ballot at the County in person for the November 3rd General Election
- November 3 - General Election Day - includes School Board Candidates - voting hours 6:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE: School Board Elections are now held on the General Election Day of November 3, 2015. All School Board Candidates must file their petitions directly with the County Clerk no later than June 2, 2015.
The polls are open for General Elections and Primary Elections from 6:00 am until 8:00 pm. Polling locations for the election districts in East Rutherford are as follows:
|1||East Rutherford Civic Center (2nd Floor), 37 Vreeland Avenue|
|2||East Rutherford Civic Center (2nd Floor), 37 Vreeland Avenue|
|3||Grove Street Firehouse|
|4||Carlton Avenue Firehouse|
If you are not sure which Election District you are in and where you should go to vote:
- New Jersey State Division of Elections
- New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission
- Federal Election Commission