Elections & Voting

Voting In Person

Polling Places

Livingston has 3 polling locations:

  1. Livingston Senior/Community Center – 204 Hillside Avenue, Lower Level entrance
  2. Livingston Town Hall – 357 S. Livingston Avenue, Main Lobby
  3. Northland Community Center   3 Jefferson Court

Polls are open 6:00 am - 8:00 pm. Find your polling place on your sample ballot or use New Jersey's Polling Place Search Tool.

See below for information on the options for returning your mail-in ballot.

Watch: How to Vote by Mail (Essex County)

Voting By Mail

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.

Returning your VBM ballot:Instructions:
by USPS MailBallot must be postmarked on or before Election Day.
to the Essex County Board of Elections Office
(465 Dr. Martin Luther King Dr. Room 411 Newark, NJ 07102)
Ballot must be delivered by 8:00 pm 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 pm on Election Day.
           The Secure Ballot Box in Livingston is located outside the 
       rear entrance of Livingston Town Hall, 357 S. Livingston Avenue. 
NJ Votes logo, Track My Ballot with points along line
Essex County Secure Ballot Drop Box outside Livingston Town Hall

Dropping Off Someone Else's Completed (Voted) Ballot

What is a "Bearer"? 

  • Anyone who carries or transports a "cast" (completed) vote for someone else is considered a "Bearer".  
  • Anyone serving as a Bearer may only submit up to five (5) completed mail-in ballots on behalf of other qualified voters for each election. 
  • The Bearer must sign the "Bearer Portion" of the outer envelope in the presence of the voter when taking custody of the ballot.  
  • It is against the law for anyone except the voter to mail or transport their completed ballot unless the outer envelope is sealed and the "Bearer Portion" is completed. 

Watch: Voting by Mail in Essex County

Important Election Dates & Deadlines 

Party Affiliation Change

An affiliation change must be made at least 55 days prior to Primary Election date. Access the NJ State Political Party Affiliation Form (PDF).

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.

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