Voter Registration Deadline for General Election: October 13, 2020

RU Voting: Step-by-Step Voter
Registration Guide for
Rutgers University Students

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Voter Registration

When it comes to registering to vote, there is more to know than you think. As a college student, you may choose to register from either your home address or your college address.

If you have changed dorms or are living at a different address from where you were previouslyregistered, you will need to update your registration. If you were previously registered at “home” and now wish to register at school, you should complete a new application and select “Address Change” at the top of the form.

download your nj voter registration application

Step One: Eligibility Questions

Box 1

Check New Registration if first time registrant in New Jersey

Check Address Change if changing voter registration address i.e. moving
from one dorm to another

Boxes 2 + 3

Are you a U.S. citizen?
Helpul Hint: Green card holders are not eligible to vote in United States elections at this time

Are you at least 17 years of age?
According to New Jersey law, if you are at least 17 years old you may register to vote, but have to wait until you are 18 to vote in any United States election

Step Two: Identification Questions

Box 4

First Name, Last Name, Middle Initial

Boxes 5 + 6

Date of Birth and Gender (In New Jersey the box for gender is optional)

Box 7

New Jersey Drivers License or Last Four Digits of Social Security Number

Step Three: Voter Registration Address Options

Box 8

Registering with a Home Address
Helpful Hints:
Complete box 9 (Mailing Address) only if you do not receive mail
at your home
Find your counties voter registration form on the Division of Elections website
Print voter registration forms with two-sided printing for easier mailing ?×

Out of State Students
If you live out of state and wish to register to vote in elections that take place in your hometown, complete complete your state’s voter registration form using your home address.

To find your state’s voter registration form, visit the United States Election Assistance Commission

Remember: if you will be out of your state on the day of the election, you will want to complete an absentee ballot.

Registering with Your College Address ?×

Write Residence Hall Name i.e. Katzenbach, B.E.S.T Hall, etc.
Municipality (City/Town)
Busch & Livingston Residence Halls: Piscataway
College Ave, Cook, Douglass Residence Halls: New Brunswick
County: Middlesex
State: New Jersey
Zip Code:
New Brunswick: 08901
Piscataway: 08854

Box 9

Mailing Address
Write last four digits of their RUID & their campus mailing location
Douglass (DPO Way)
Cook (CPO Way)
Busch (BPO Way)
College Ave (RPO Way)
Livingston (LPO Way)
Municipality (City/Town)
Busch & Livingston Residence Halls: Piscataway
College Ave, Cook, Douglass Residence Halls: New Brunswick
County: Middlesex
State: New Jersey
Zip Code:
New Brunswick: 08901
Piscataway: 08857

Not Opting-In for Rutgers Mail?
For students who choose not to opt-in to the Rutgers University Mail Delivery Service, fill in your Mailing Address with the location you would like to receive your sample ballot at.

Registering with an Off-Campus Address ?×
If students are moving from one residence to another, they must check Address
Change in box 1

All steps remain the same except boxes 8 through 10
Home Address: New Address
Mailing Address: Where you receive your mail
Last Address Registered to Vote: Former Address

Box 10

New Jersey Drivers License or Last Four Digits of Social Security Number

Step Four: Completing the Form

Box 11

Name Change
If student changed their name, they should complete box 11

Box 12

Daytime phone number or email address
Helpful Hint: Leaving your contact information allows the Division of Elections to contact you in case your form is incorrect or incomplete

Box 13

Political Affiliation
Helpful Hint: If incomplete, you will be listed as Unaffiliated

Box 14

Mail-in Ballot Option
Helpful Hint: If completed, you will receive a mail-in ballot for all future elections
Sign and date to complete

Step Five: Mailing In

Once completed:

Fold in three parts
Tape form shut
Drop in a mail box—no stamp required!

Voter Registration Applications must be POSTMARKED by October 13, 2020 for the General Election.

New Brunswick Voter Registration On Campus Drop Box:
All Forms will be accepted until noon on October 14th

Livingston Campus:
Livingston Student Center, New Student Orientation Office, 119

College Avenue Campus:
Rutgers Student Center, Office of the Vice Chancellor, 454A

Busch Campus:
Busch Student Center, Operations Office

Cook/Douglass Campus:
Eagleton Institute of Politics, 191 Ryders Lane

Registering on the Newark Campus

If you reside at the Newark Campus, fill in your “Dorm Address” as your “Home Address” and your “Campus P.O. Box” as your “Mailing Address

The following are the addresses for the Newark Campus dorms:

Woodward Hall: 91 Bleeker St, Newark, NJ 07102
University Square: 155 University Ave, Newark, NJ 07102
Talbott Apartments: 101 Bleeker St, Newark, NJ 07102
15 Washington Apartments: 15 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102
180 West Market Street: 180 West Market Street, Newark, NJ 07103

Click here for the voter registration form for
Essex County

*We recommend that you print a two-sided copy of your registration for easier mailing.

Newark Voter Registration Drop off: Office of Student Life, Paul Robeson Campus Center, 350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Room 352.

Registering on the Camden Campus

If you reside at the Camden Campus, fill in your “Dorm Address” as your “Home Address” and your “Campus P.O. Box” as your “Mailing Address

The following are the addresses for the Newark Campus dorms:

Camden Tower: 215 N. 3rd Street, Camden, NJ 08102
Camden Apartments: 215 N. 3rd Street, Camden, NJ 08102
Graduate Housing: 330 Cooper Street, Camden, NJ 08102

Click here for the voter registration form for the
camden County

*We recommend that you print a two-sided copy of your registration for easier mailing.

Camden Voter Registration Drop Off: Campus Center Lobby, Impact Information Booth.