Election Day is almost upon us. On Tuesday, November 8th, Hoboken residents along with the rest of New Jersey locals will cast their votes. From local Board of Education candidates to representatives, there are many decisions to be made — and it’s important to make sure you get out and vote, even if you have a conflict on November 8th and can’t make it in person. Last year, new legislation made it possible for early in-person voting in the state of New Jersey. This means that every county in the state must provide in-person early voting locations where locals can vote within the early voting period. This early voting period is open now through November 6th, so this weekend is the last chance to go for early in-person voting. On the ballot in the Hoboken election will be candidates for the 8th Congressional District seat in the House of Representatives, Hudson County Sheriff, and Hudson County Clerk — as well as the selection of three members for the Board of Education. Read on to learn more about what to know for early voting in Hoboken + other important Hudson County Election Day information.
Early In-Person Voting
Last year, the state of New Jersey passed legislation that made it possible for early in-person voting to help make the voting process more accessible and flexible.
This means that every county in the state must provide in-person early voting locations where locals can vote within the early voting period. This early voting period is open now through November 6th. In Hoboken, the designated in-person voting spot for early voting is Hoboken City Hall (94 Washington Street, enter on Newark between Washington and Bloomfield). The hours are Monday-Saturday, 10AM – 8:00PM and Sunday, 10:00AM – 6:00PM. Plus, you don’t need an appointment — you can just walk in.
To find other Hudson County early voting locations, click here.
Though deadlines have passed to apply for a Vote-By-Mail ballot, voters can still submit a Vote-By-Mail application in person until November 6th at 3PM at the Hudson County Clerks Office, located at 257 Cornelison Avenue, 4th Floor, Jersey City.
For those who have already applied for and received a vote-by-mail ballot, you can return your ballot one of three ways:
- Mailing it: Your ballot must be postmarked on or before 8PM on Election Day and received by Hudson County’s Board of Elections on or before the sixth day after the polls have closed.
- Secure Ballot Drop Box: You can place your ballot in a secure ballot drop box by 8PM on Election Day. Drop box locations in Hoboken are located at: Hoboken City Hall at 94 Washington Street on Newark Street and the Stevens University Gateway Building at Hudson Street and Sixth Street. Other drop box locations can be found here.
- Board of Elections Office: You can deliver your mail-in ballot to Hudson County’s Board of Elections Office by 8PM on Election Day. This can be dropped off at Hudson County Plaza, 257 Cornelison Avenue, 4th Floor, Jersey City. County Election Officials’ contact information can be found here.
In-Person Voting on Election Day
For Hobokenites who are planning to vote in person on Election Day (November 8th), you can find your polling location here. Polls are open from 6AM – 8PM.
If you got a mail-in ballot but would rather vote in person, you can submit a provisional ballot in person. To learn more, click here.