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Absentee Ballots are available on Election Day, under emergency circumstances. Usually, if a voter becomes ill on Election Day or the night before, an authorized messenger can obtain an absentee ballot by court order. Contact your County Clerk (see above) if you have questions about emergency absentee ballots.
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You must include your New Jersey driver's license number or your non-driver ID number on your voter registration form. If you don't have either of these numbers, you must include a copy of your ID with your form. If you forget, you'll need to provide ID the first time you vote in person or by absentee ballot. Acceptable forms of ID include: a driver's license or other photo identification that shows your name OR a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and New Jersey address.
You don't need to provide ID if you've already voted in New Jersey at least once. If you're voting for the first time in New Jersey, and you did not include an identifying number (such as your driver's license number or your SSN on your voter registration form), then you must include a COPY of one of the following with your application: a driver's license or other photo identification that shows your name OR a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and New Jersey address.
You can use the Application for Vote by Mail Ballot to put yourself on a permanent absentee voter list. You can request all elections in the current calendar year, all future November general elections, or both. (The general elections take place in even number years - 2010, 2012, etc - and include the presidential and congressional elections.) It's best to submit a new application every January to ensure that you'll receive an absentee ballot for all elections in which you are eligible to vote.
No. Once you apply for an absentee ballot, you must vote by absentee ballot. You cannot change your mind and vote in person.