Ask a question about 'Undeclared (New Jersey)'
Start a new discussion about 'Undeclared (New Jersey)'
Answer questions from other users
is a status for registered voters
Voter registration is the requirement in some democracies for citizens and residents to check in with some central registry specifically for the purpose of being allowed to vote in elections. An effort to get people to register is known as a voter registration drive.-Centralized/compulsory vs...
in New Jersey
New Jersey is a state in the Northeastern and Middle Atlantic regions of the United States. , its population was 8,791,894. It is bordered on the north and east by the state of New York, on the southeast and south by the Atlantic Ocean, on the west by Pennsylvania and on the southwest by Delaware...
. Those voters who do not specify a political party
A political party is a political organization that typically seeks to influence government policy, usually by nominating their own candidates and trying to seat them in political office. Parties participate in electoral campaigns, educational outreach or protest actions...
affiliation when they register to vote are listed as unaffiliated.
New Jersey is a closed primary state. This means that only voters who affiliate with a political party may vote in that party's candidate selection process (e.g., the primary election). However, affiliated voters may declare their party affiliation up to and including the day of the primary election
A primary election is an election in which party members or voters select candidates for a subsequent election. Primary elections are one means by which a political party nominates candidates for the next general election....
. Unaffiliated status does not affect participation in general elections.
Affiliated voters may change their status to unaffiliated or to another political party if they wish, although any such change must be filed with the state 55 days before the primary election.