Voter Registration

Voters must register at least 21 days before an Election date. A New Jersey resident who is at least 17 years of age may pre-register to vote, but cannot vote until reaching the age of 18. Register to vote.

The Voter Registration Application can be submitted to make the following changes:

  • New Registration  
  • Name Change 
  • Political Party Affiliation: An affiliation change must be made at least 55 days prior to Election 
  • Address Change
  • Signature Update
  • Vote By Mail

Three Ways to Vote!

1. Early In-Person Voting:

Early in-person voting will only be offered at specific locations in Essex County. Livingston residents may go to any of the locations offered in the County for early in-person voting.

2. In-Person Voting on Election Day, 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.:

Your sample ballot has all the information you need -- bring it with you to your polling location on Election Day.

Livingston has 3 Polling Locations:

  1. Livingston Public Library – 10 Robert H. Harp Drive, Meeting Room (Districts 1, 6, 7, 13, 20, 23, 24)
  2. Livingston Senior/Community Center – 204 Hillside Avenue, Lower Level entrance (Districts 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 19, 22, 25, 26)
  3. Livingston Town Hall – 357 S. Livingston Avenue, Main Lobby (Districts 8, 9, 14, 17, 18, 21)

View Voting Locations by District Number.

 Find your polling place on your Sample Ballot or use New Jersey's Polling Place Search Tool

Voting Machines:

All Essex County voting locations have new voting machines. Voting in Essex County is now officially done on paper ballots, whether mailed in or at a polling location.

New Voting Machines and How to Vote in Essex County (videos).

Poll workers are not allowed to accept mail-in ballots.

3. Vote By Mail:

You may opt in to vote by mail for any one or all future Elections by indicating your choice on a vote by mail ballot application (PDF).

Am I Registered to Vote by Mail?

Find out if you're an active "Vote by Mail" voter at Vote.NJ.Gov under Am I Registered?

Opt-Out of Vote by Mail - You may opt-out of vote by mail at any time by completing the opt-out form (PDF) and submitting it to Essex County.

Returning Your VBM Ballot - VBM Ballots can be mailed at the Post Office, placed in a standard mailbox, delivered to the Essex County Board of Elections Office, or placed in an Essex County Mail-In Ballot Drop-Off Box. See information below for each option.

Vote by mail ballots CANNOT be returned to your polling place.

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Returning your VBM ballot:Instructions:
by USPS MailBallot must be postmarked on or before Election Day at 8:00 p.m. and be received by your County's Board of Elections no later than 6 days after the time of the closing of the polls for the election.
to the Essex County Board of Elections Office
Ballot must be delivered by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.
to a Secure Ballot Box Location in Essex County (view locations here)Ballot must be in the drop-box by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.
The Secure Ballot Box in Livingston is located outside the rear entrance of Livingston Town Hall, 357 S. Livingston Avenue. 
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Essex County Secure Ballot Drop Box outside Livingston Town Hall

Essex County Election Information

Become a Poll Worker! Visit Essex County's website for more information. 

The Essex County Clerk's website has information on the following: 

The Essex County Board of Elections website has helpful videos and answers to all your election and voting questions.

Contact the Essex County Clerk

Physical Address:    

Essex County Hall of Records
465 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973-621-4921

Mailing Address:

Essex County Clerk      
P.O. Box 690
Newark, NJ 07101-0690