The electoral votes from New Jersey and the other states are
used to elect a President and Vice President every four years.
Whichever Presidential candidate gets the majority of
the electoral votes becomes the President.|
New Jersey is given one electoral vote for each New Jersey congressional
district, in addition to one electoral vote for each of the two
New Jersey Senators. In other words, the number of electoral votes
New Jersey has depends on how many Representatives New Jersey has in
The number of Senators New Jersey has does not change, but the number of
New Jersey congressional districts is based on the last census.
Like every other state, New Jersey has 2 Senators. Furthermore, New Jersey
currently has 12 congressional districts. Thus, New Jersey has a total of
14 Representatives in Washington, D.C.
Therefore, the answer to the question "How many electoral votes does New Jersey have?" is 14.