New Jersey - Open Primaries
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Primary Elections State By State

NEW JERSEY

New-Jersey.gifPrimaries:

  • Democratic congressional and state primaries: mixed
  • Republican congressional and state primaries: mixed
  • Democratic Presidential primary: closed
  • Republican Presidential primary: closed

 

Primary Type Definitions

 

Registration:

  • Voters may or may not choose to affiliate with a political party, however, affiliation with a party is required to vote in primary elections.
  • 48% of New Jersey voters are registered as unaffiliated.

 

Details of voting in congressional and state primary elections:

  • Voters must affiliate with a party in order to participate in that party's primary elections.
  • Unaffiliated voters may affiliate with a political party at the polls in order to participate in that party's primary.
  • Party members that want to change their affiliation must do so 55 days before the primary election.