The ACLU works to protect the fundamental right of every adult citizen in New Jersey to cast a ballot and have that ballot counted.
State government has a duty to make voting simple and seamless, but barriers to the ballot box can limit participation. The ACLU-NJ works in the courts , the legislature and neighborhoods across New Jersey to hold the government accountable to that obligation. Policies that increase registration, encourage greater turnout, and ease the voting experience protect the foundations of democracy.
We fight all year, every year to protect the right to vote, but the ACLU expands those efforts during election years. We distribute voter-empowerment cards in English (148k PDF) and Spanish (149k PDF), and publish resources online to clarify citizens’ rights at the polls and help the League of Women Voters of New Jersey staff its Election Day hotline: 1-800-792-VOTE (8683)
October 5, 2015
Voting Rights Groups Call for Election Day Registration
June 30, 2015
As Governor, Presidential Candidate Christie Earned Low Marks
October 31, 2014
Spooky Stuff at the ACLU-NJ
June 9, 2014
Gov. Chris Christie gets D+ in Civil Rights and Liberties from ACLU-NJ
May 30, 2014
Where Do the 12th Congressional District Candidates Stand on Civil Rights and Liberties Issues
November 8, 2012
Court Signs Order Protecting Rights of Displaced New Jersey Residents
November 6, 2012
Election Protection Effort Launched to Assist Voters in Nov. 6 Election
April 19, 2011
Voters Demand Same-Day Registration in NJ Elections
October 27, 2010
Voter Groups Go To Court To Fight For Voting Rights of Students
June 16, 2010
ACLU-NJ Celebrates 50 Years on the Front Lines of Freedom
- Democracy Act
Establishes Automatic Voter Registration through MVC; expands in-person early voting; modernizes electronic voter registration; expands vote-by-mail; expands voting access for military and overseas voters; enhances access to the polls for people with disabilities; enhances language access at polling places with significant population of non-English speakers.
- Ending Prison-Based Gerrymandering
Requires that the incarcerated persons be counted at their last known address before prison for political redistricting purposes, not the location where they are confined.
NJ Voter Registration Forms