What you need to know about going to the polls this Election Day
New Jersey residents will head to the polls Tuesday for the 2016 Election Day, and while some may think voting can be intimidating, the Monmouth County clerk says that it is nothing to be scared about.
One thing to know is that identification is now required to vote even if you've voted before.
"In New Jersey you don't need ID to vote at a polling location," says Monmouth County Clerk Christine Hanlone. "However, if you didn't provide ID when you registered to vote, the first time you go to vote, you will be asked for ID."
An ID can be anything from a driver's license, student or employment ID or any document with the voter's name and address.
Something that voters may not know is that it is technically illegal to take and post a selfie inside the voting booth.
"You're really not supposed to do that, voting is supposed to be anonymous, so you're really not supposed to take a picture of yourself and your choices," Hanlone says.
Officials in Monmouth County say that they have been getting tons of calls from residents waiting to vote on paper, and not on the polling machines. However, the only way to vote on paper is by mail-in ballot. The deadline to vote by mail-in has already passed.
If your name is not on the polling book, you can ask for a provisional ballot, which is a paper ballot that you receive at the poll.
Lastly, anyone who feels as if they are being intimidated at the poll should contact their local municipal clerk or county board of election.
"Candidates for different offices are allowed to have what's called 'challengers' sit at the polls, but they are really no supposed to speak to the voters at all," says Hanlone.
The New Jersey attorney general will have 350 deputies posted across the state to ensure a fair election.
Anyone who feels their voter rights have been impeded upon should call 1-877-NJVOTER.
Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.