The Morris County Board of Elections has provided the following information related to the upcoming primary election to be held on Tuesday, June 5 (https://elections.morriscountynj.gov/voters/parties/).
May I vote in a Primary Election if I have not declared a party prior to Election Day?
Yes, if you are a registered voter who has never declared a party, you will complete a Political Party Affiliation Declaration at your polling place on the day of the Primary Election. This declaration must be made before you will be permitted to vote in that Primary. From Election Day on, you will be affiliated with that political party until you notify the Board of Elections of a change at least 55 days prior to the Primary Election.
May I return to Unaffiliated after declaring a party?
Yes, you may return to “unaffiliated” status by completing a Political Party Affiliation Declaration form at least 55 days prior to the Primary Election.
In a Primary Election, can I cross party lines and vote for a candidate from the other party?
No, in the Primary, you can only vote the party in which you are affiliated. In order to change your party affiliation, you must file a written request with the Morris County Board of Elections at least 55 days before the Primary Election. Once you change parties, you will be affiliated with the new party for the next Primary Election. The General Election is the only time you can cross party lines.
May I vote in a Primary Election if I am declared US Constitution, Green, Libertarian, Natural Law, Reform, Socialist Party of New Jersey, or Conservative Party?
No, you CANNOT vote in a Primary Election. Only Republicans, Democrats, and unaffiliated who declare on Election Day may vote in the Primary Election.