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Mail-in Ballot FAQ

ATLANTIC COUNTY

VBM Ballots will begin mailing on or before October 5, 2020.

RETURNING YOUR MAIL-IN BALLOT

Option 1
Secure Ballot Drop Boxes
Must be placed inside secure drop box no later than 8:00 PM on Election Day.

Option 2
In- Person Polling Location
Ballot must be returned to your assigned polling location between 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM on Election Day.
(You can only return your personal ballot)

Option 3
At the Board of Elections
NEW LOCATION
(update to follow)

Option 4
By Mail
Ballot must be postmarked by 8:00 PM on Election Day
Use provided prepaid
postage envelope.
(No stamp required)

Drop Box Locations

General Election 2020 – Drop Box Locations

Polling Locations

General Election 2020 – Polling Locations

More Information

Elections

BERGEN COUNTY

Ballots will be mailed to voters by Monday, October 5, 2020

• There are three ways you can cast your VOTE-BY-MAIL ballot:

OPTION 1:
Complete and return your ballot by MAIL in the postage-paid envelope provided.
Ballots postmarked by November 3rd may be received by the Board of Elections
by November 10th at 8 pm and still will be counted. All ballot packages contain
peel-and-seal, first-class postage-paid envelopes OR

OPTION 2:
DROP your completed ballot at one of the Secure Ballot Drop Boxes, located throughout
Bergen County, by 8 pm on November 3rd (Please visit bergencountyclerk.org for
Drop Box locations) OR

OPTION 3:
BRING your completed ballot to your polling location on November 3rd by 8 pm.

• Voters whose ballots are rejected for “a missing or discrepant signature” will be notified
and given the opportunity to CURE the signature defect “in accordance with the
procedures established by the Secretary of State,”
• There will be a limited number of polling places open on Election Day with voting
machines exclusively for blind and disabled voters who need the ADA compliant features.
• Voters who choose not to complete their VOTE-BY-MAIL ballot and wish to vote in –
person will be provided with a provisional (paper) ballot. (Per the Governor’s order, ADA
ACCESSIBLE VOTING MACHINES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR DISABLED VOTERS ONLY.)
• SAMPLE BALLOTS will NOT be mailed-out for this election. Instead, every registered voter
will receive a POSTCARD WITH THEIR POLLING LOCATION. SAMPLE BALLOTS WILL BE
POSTED FOR VIEWING at bergencountyclerk.org and available at the Clerk’s office for any
voter who requests one.
• THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER TO VOTE FOR THE NOVEMBER 3, 2020 General Election is
OCTOBER 13, 2020. For voter registration information visit njelections.org
• njelections.org has a site, “TRACK YOUR BALLOT” which permits voters to see if their
ballot has been received by the Board of Elections

FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR VOTE-BY-MAIL BALLOT, please contact the BERGEN COUNTY
CLERK’S ELECTIONS DIVISION at electionsclerk@co.bergen.nj.us OR (201) 336-7020

FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR POLLING PLACE, OR LOCATIONS OF SECURE DROP BOXES,
please contact the BERGEN COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS at elections@co.bergen.nj.us
OR (201) 336-6230

FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT VOTER REGISTRATION, OR TO REPORT A POTENTIAL
ELECTION VIOLATION, please contact the OFFICE OF THE BERGEN COUNTY
SUPERINTENDENT OF ELECTIONS AT soe@co.bergen.nj.us OR (201) 336-6100

TO TRACK YOUR VOTE-BY-MAIL Ballot, LOCATE YOUR POLL LOCATION or
SECURE BALLOT DROP BOXES, or CHECK THE STATUS OF YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION,
please contact njelections.org

BURLINGTON COUNTY

Track Your Ballot
Burlington County’s Ballots will be mailed between September 30th through October 5th. If you don’t receive your ballot by October 13th, please call 609-265-5229.

Find your polling location
While the November 3, 2020 election is being conducted primarily with vote by mail ballots, with each active registered New Jersey voter receiving a vote by mail ballot, there will still be at least one polling location available in every municipality in the state and each county will operate at least 50% of its normal polling location capacity. Voters who do not receive a vote by mail ballot or who prefer to vote in person will cast a paper provisional ballot at their designated polling location. You will not be able to vote on a voting machine; voting machines will only be available to people with disabilities. Voters with disabilities that prevent them from voting by paper ballot will have access to a voting assistance device.

Find your secure drop box locations
All locations are open 24 hours a day and until 8pm on election day
https://nj.gov/state/elections/vote-secure-drop-boxes.shtml

For more information
https://www.co.burlington.nj.us/192/County-Clerk

CAMDEN COUNTY

Registering to Vote
In order to vote in this election, you must be registered by OCTOBER 13, 2020.
To confirm you are Registered
https://voter.svrs.nj.gov/registration-check
For New Registrations or to Update your registration information

Register to Vote

Vote by Mail
The election will be conducted primarily by paper VOTE BY MAIL ballots.

All who are registered are automatically being sent VBM Ballots.
Unless you have previously signed up to receive a Vote By Mail for all future elections, you will only be sent a ballot for this election.

Schedule for Mailing Ballots
In Camden County, the initial mailing of ballots for voters registered before September 14th is as follows:
Mailing will begin being mailed the week of September 21st
All ballots will be in the mail by October 5th.
For efficiency, the larger municipalities will be mailed first while preparing the smaller mailings to be sent closer to the October 5th deadline.
If you do not receive your ballot by October 12th, you can request a replacement ballot
All new registrations occurring after September 14th will be sent out shortly after registration.

Returning Your Ballot
By Dropbox

There are 13 secure drop boxes located throughout Camden County in which you can drop off your ballot.
Drop boxes are open 24 hours a day in well-lit locations and are under video surveillance.
The drop boxes are open until the close of polls, 8:00pm on November 3, 2020
For Drop Box locations

Vote by Mail Drop Boxes

By Mail

The ballots are postage paid.
They can be returned to any US Post Office or in a USPS mailbox.
If it is close to the election, it is recommended that you ask the Post Office to hand cancel the envelope to assure it has a readable postmark.
Ballots postmarked on or before Election Day will be counted if received by November 10, 2020.
In-Person to Board of Elections

· Ballots can be dropped to:
Camden County Board of Elections,
100 University Ct., Blackwood, NJ 08012.

Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm
Election Day 6:00am to 8:00pm
· Since you will be bearing your ballot, identification is required.
· If someone else transports your ballot, they must complete the Bearer portion of the Green return envelope.

In-Person to Polling Place on Election Day

· Ballots can be dropped off at the voter’s assigned polling location during polling hours.
· The voter must sign the poll book prior to depositing the ballot in the sealed ballot box.
· The voter can only return their own ballot; the voter cannot be the bearer of anyone else’s ballot.
· The list of in-person polling places

Polling Places

Requesting a Replacement Ballot
If you do not receive your ballot, or it is damaged, not correctly voted or misplaced, you can request a replacement ballot

Request Replacement Vote by Mail Ballot

Tracking Your Ballot

To confirm that your ballot was received:
Login to the State of New Jersey’s Public Access System
https://voter.svrs.nj.gov/auth/sign-in

Your Voter ID Number may be needed to log if your Driver’s License number does not work
Your Voter ID Number is a letter followed by 10 numeric digits and can be found:
On the Vote by Mail Certificate above your address

On your Sample Ballot
By calling the Board of Elections at (856) 401-8683
By calling the County Clerk at (856) 225-7219
Click of MAIL-IN BALLOT HISTORY
Review BALLOT STATUS to confirm if it was received

In-Person Voting

If a voter chooses to vote in-person at the polls:

The polls will be open 6:00am to 8:00pm
Voters will only be able to vote by paper Provisional Ballot at the Polls. You will not be able to vote in a machine.
There will be a reduced number of Polling Places – at least one Polling Place per municipality and a minimum of 50% of its Polling Places. For polling places

Polling Places

No Sample Ballots will be sent, but a card listing your polling place will be sent prior to the election to each registered voter.
At each of the polling places, there will be an accessible voting machine to comply with the ADA. To access the machine, the voter will need to certify, under the penalty of fraudulent voting, that they are unable to vote a paper ballot.

More information

2020 General Election

CAPE MAY

Voters should expect to receive a Vote-by-Mail ballot at their mail-to address on file by October 10, 2020.

Ballots will be mailed to the voter’s mailing address on file with the Cape May County Board of Elections.

Voters may vote and return their Vote-by-Mail ballots in the postage paid envelope provided and submit by one of the following options:

Via the United States Postal Service

To one of the secure ballot drop boxes in locations throughout the county. The list can be viewed at https://www.capemaycountyvotes.com/voter-information/drop-box-locations/

In person or by bearer (ID required) weekdays at the Cape May County Board of Elections
A bearer for another voter’s ballot must sign the outside of the voter’s ballot in the voter’s presence and return the voter’s ballot to the Board of Elections (and show ID).

On election day at the voter’s designated polling location. Polling places can be viewed at https://www.capemaycountyvotes.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Polling-Places-General-9.1.2020.pdf

Polling locations will be open on Election Day where voters may deliver their completed and sealed Vote-by-Mail ballot. Voters who haven’t yet returned a Vote-by-Mail Ballot two weeks before the election will receive a postcard in the mail with important voting information, including their polling location.

Have your circumstances changed?

To update your Voter Registration status, including a new address you can download the application at https://nj.gov/state/elections/assets/pdf/forms-voter-registration/68-voter-registration-english-capemay.pdf

Are you away from Home?

Voters who have a Vote-by-Mail Application on file and need to change the mail-to address (i.e. students no longer away at school etc.) are advised to complete and submit a new Vote-by-Mail Application https://www.capemaycountyvotes.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/vote-mail-ballot-cape-may-english-08-2018.pdf

Voters who are or will be away from their residence from mid-September to Election day are advised to complete and submit a Vote-by-May Application.

The best way to reach the County Clerk’s Office:

By email to rita.fulginiti@CAPEMAYCOUNTYNJ.GOV

By phone 609-465-1010

More info
https://www.capemaycountyvotes.com/november-3-2020-general-election-will-be-mostly-vote-by-mail-ballot/

CUMBERLAND

Vote By Mail

ESSEX

Drop box locations
http://www.essexclerk.com/_Content/pdf/BALLOT-BOX-LOCATIONS-ESSEX-CO-2020.pdf

How To Return Your Ballot
By Ballot Drop Box: Ballot drop boxes are available 24/7 and are located throughout the County. See the other side of this sheet for locations. Ballots can be placed in drop boxes up until 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.

By Mail:
Our office has provided you with a postage paid return envelope. It is recommended that you mail it at least a week before the deadline. Ballots returned by mail must be postmarked by Election Day, November 3.

In Person To County Board Of Elections:
Ballots can be hand delivered to the County Board of Elections at 465 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd., Newark. Identification is required.

In Person To Polling Locations On Election Day:
Voters can drop off their mail-in ballots to their designated polling location between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Election Day. Voters can only drop off their own ballots.

More information
http://www.essexclerk.com/

GLOUCESTER

Information
http://www.gloucestercountynj.gov/depts/c/cclerk/elecserv/default.asp

HUDSON

Information
https://www.hudsoncountyclerk.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/2020-General-Election-Vote-By-Mail-Instructions.pdf

HUNTERDON

REGISTER TO VOTE – Deadline October 13, 2020

CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF THE 2020 GENERAL ELECTION PROVISIONAL BALLOT POLLING LOCATIONS
https://www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/election/2020/General/provisional-ballot-polling-site-list2020general.pdf

DROP BOX INFORMATION:

Twelve (12) Vote-By-Mail drop boxes are or will be installed and located throughout Hunterdon County at the locations listed below.

The drop boxes will be available for ballot drop off until 8pm, close of polls Election Night, November 3, 2020. All boxes are monitored by video surveillance and ballots will be picked up daily by a member of the Hunterdon County Sheriff’s Office and delivered directly to the Board of Elections.

BOXES CURRENTLY INSTALLED WITH DAILY BALLOT PICK UP BEGINNING TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2020

GLEN GARDNER BOROUGH:
Glen Gardner Municipal Building
83 Main St., Glen Gardner NJ 08826

HOLLAND TOWNSHIP:
Holland Township Municipal Building
61 Church Rd, Milford NJ 08848

LAMBERTVILLE CITY:
Phillip J Pittore Justice Center
25 S Union St., Lambertville NJ 08530

RARITAN TOWNSHIP:
Hunterdon County Public Library
314 Rt 12 Bldg. 3, Flemington NJ 08822

READINGTON TOWNSHIP:
Readington Township Municipal Building
509 Rt 523, Whitehouse Sta NJ 08889

BOXES TO BE INSTALLED AND READY FOR DAILY BALLOT PICK UP NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 2, 2020

CLINTON TOWN:
North Branch County Library
65 Halstead St., Clinton

CLINTON TOWNSHIP
Public Safety Building
1370 RT. 31 No. Annandale, NJ 08801

FLEMINGTON BOROUGH:
Hunterdon County Clerk – Hall of Records
71 Main St., Flemington NJ 08822

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP:
Franklin Township Municipal Building
202 Sidney Road, Pittstown NJ 08867

LEBANON TOWNSHIP:
Lebanon Township Municipal Building, 530 West Hill Road, Glen Gardner, NJ 08826

TEWKSBURY TOWNSHIP:
Tewksbury Township Municipal Building
169 Old Turnpike Rd, Califon NJ 07830

UNION TOWNSHIP:
Union Township Municipal Building
140 Perryville Rd., Hampton, NJ 08827

More information:
https://www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/Election2020.htm

MERCER

Due to the concerns surrounding COVID-19, Governor Murphy has ordered that the General Election in New Jersey to be held on November 3rd will be conducted primarily by Vote By Mail. All active registered voters will receive a Vote By Mail ballot automatically. There will be some polling locations open where you can vote via Provisional (paper) ballot – unless you have a documented audio or visual disability which would require use of a voting machine. You can mail in ballots via US Post Office and postage will be pre-paid, or use our County’s new drop boxes that DO NOT go through the US Mail. The locations of the drop boxes are listed below. You will also be able to drop off your ballot at your polling location on Election Day.

The deadline for mailing the ballots to the Mercer County Board of Elections is Election Day, November 3, 2020 (please make sure to get it postmarked to prove this mailing date). It will be counted only if it is received within seven (7) days of the Election.

There are how to complete my vote-by-mail ballot videos available.

Mercer County Board of Elections provided secure drop boxes for voters which are open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Drop boxes will be available on the dates noted and can be found at these addresses:

VOTE BY MAIL DROP BOX LOCATIONS
✓ Already in-use- Anticipated Date for Drop Box to open: September 28, 2020

** Drop Box – Anticipated Date for Drop Box to open: October 5, 2020

EAST WINDSOR:

✓ East Windsor Municipal Court Building– 80 One Mile Road, East Windsor, NJ 08520 (Courthouse)

EWING:

** Ewing Municipal Building – 2 Jake Garzio Drive, Ewing, NJ 08628 (In Front)

HAMILTON:

✓ Hamilton Golf/Call Center – 5 Justice Samuel A. Alito Way, Hamilton, NJ 08619

** Hamilton Municipal Building – 2090 Greenwood Avenue, Hamilton, NJ 08609 (Right side of building)

** Nottingham Firehouse – 200 Mercer Street, Hamilton Square, NJ 08690 (Right side of building)

HIGHTSTOWN:

** Hightstown Firehouse #1 – 140 N. Main Street, Hightstown, NJ 08520 (Front of building)

HOPEWELL:

✓ Hopewell Township Administration Building – 201 Washington Crossing Pennington Rd, Titusville, NJ 08560 (at the intersection of Scotch Road)

LAWRENCE:

** Lawrence Municipal Building – 2207 Lawrenceville Rd, (Rt 206) Lawrence, NJ 08648 (North side, Right side of the Municipal Building)

PRINCETON:

✓ Princeton Municipal Building – 400 Witherspoon St, Princeton, NJ 08540 (Front of building facing Witherspoon St)

ROBBINSVILLE:

** Robbinsville Municipal Building, 2298 NJ-33, Robbinsville, NJ 08691 (In back parking lot)

TRENTON:

✓ Trenton – Courthouse Annex – 209 S. Broad Street, Trenton, NJ 08608 (in front of County Clerk’s Office)

** Trenton City Hall – 319 E. State Street, Trenton, NJ 08608 (Rear of the building, near City Clerk’s Office)

** Henry J. Austin Center – 321 N. Warren St 08618 (Corner of Tucker)

** Trenton Central High School– 400 Chambers Street 08609 (across from McDonald’s)

WEST WINDSOR:

** West Windsor Municipal Complex, 271 Clarksville Rd, West Windsor, NJ 08550 (Between the Municipal building and the Senior Center)

* If you prefer to vote in person, you will receive a post card with your polling location before the election. Accommodations will always be available for voters with physical disabilities.

Vote By Mail Information:
You can download a vote-by-mail application at nj.gov/state/elections/vote-by-mail.shtml IN MULTIPLE LANGUAGES.

Or, you can walk into the County Clerk’s Office in Trenton and fill out an application and obtain it in person until Election Day by 8pm. (Starting on 9-28-2020)

What you need to know:

You can vote with a “Mail-In” ballot for any reason.
If you choose, you may get a mail-in ballot for one election or;
For all future elections until otherwise requested.
Deadline for MAILING IN your APPLICATION is 7 days prior to the election (October 27, 2020).
Deadline for MAILING your completed ballot is Election Day (November 3, 2020)

YOU CAN NOW TRACK YOUR BALLOT AT : https://www.nj.gov/state/elections/vote-track-my-ballot.shtml

Authorized Messengers:
Cannot be a candidate in the election.
Must be a family member or a registered voter in that county.
Cannot serve as messenger or bearer for more than THREE (3) qualified voters per election.
Must sign each mail-in ballot application and show a photo ID in the presence of the County Clerk or County Clerk designee.

Additional Vote By Mail Information
The County Clerk cannot accept faxed or emailed copies of an Application for Vote by Mail Ballot, unless you are a Military or Overseas Voter, since an original signature is required.

Voters are now allowed to apply for a vote-by-mail ballot when registering to vote.

If you need a replacement ballot or have questions on Vote by Mail not answered here, call 609-989-6494.

For more information on Vote by Mail Ballots, SEE OUR LIST OF FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS BELOW. Or you may call, 609-989-6495 or 609-989-6494. Address for Walk-in voters and mailing of vote-by-mail ballots is:
Paula Sollami Covello, Esq.
Mercer County Clerk
209 S. Broad St.
PO Box 8068
Trenton NJ 08650

MIDDLESEX

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all active registered Middlesex County voters will automatically receive a Vote By Mail ballot for November’s general election, as per Governor Murphy’s Executive Order 177. A limited number of in-person polling locations will be available for voters requiring special assistance or for the casting of provisional ballots. Despite COVID-19, every voter will have the right to participate in a free, safe, and fair election on November 3, 2020. For more information, please visit: MiddlesexCountyNJ.gov/Vote2020.

More information
http://www.middlesexcountynj.gov/Government/Departments/CS/Pages/County%20Clerk/County-Clerk—Elections.aspx

MONMOUTH

Pursuant to State law, the November 3, 2020 General Election will be conducted primarily by Mail-In Ballot in New Jersey. Please click here
https://www.monmouthcountyvotes.com/elections/general-election/
for more information about the major changes to the General Election process.

For the list of drop box locations to return your Mail-In Ballot, please click here.
https://www.monmouthcountyvotes.com/vote-by-mail-drop-box-locations/

To view our Monmouth Election Facts webpage, addressing election misinformation and myths shared on social media, please click here.
https://www.monmouthcountyvotes.com/election-facts/

MORRIS

Governor Murphy’s Executive Orders #177 and #179
Governor Murphy’s Executive Order #177, signed on August 14th, mandates significant changes to the November 3rd General Election because of COVID-19 public health concerns. Executive Order #179, signed August 25th, contains several revisions to Executive Order #177.

General Election to Be Conducted Primarily by Mail-In Ballot
Please read this announcement from County Clerk Ann F. Grossi for detailed information on how the 2020 General Election will be conducted.
https://morriscountyclerk.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/General-Election-EO-177-082820b.pdf

Instructions on How to Vote by Mail
Mail-in Ballots will be mailed to all registered voters no later than October 5th. Please read these instructions on how to vote by mail and ensure that your vote is counted.
https://morriscountyclerk.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/HOW-TO-VOTE-BY-MAIL.pdf

Drop Box Locations
Click here to view the list of ballot drop boxes conveniently located throughout Morris County.
https://morriscountyclerk.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Drop-Box-Locations-091520.pdf

Track Your Mail-In Ballot
Click here to see how you can track your Mail-In Ballot.
https://morriscountyclerk.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/How-to-track-your-vote-by-mail-ballot.pdf

Polling Locations
Click here for the Board of Elections’ list of polling locations for all 39 municipalities in Morris County.

Polling Places

More information

Elections

OCEAN

Considering the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Governor Murphy signed P.L. 2020, c. 72 which requires County Clerks to send all active registered voters a Vote by Mail Ballot for the November 3, 2020 General Election. Your options for voting are:

Fill out the Vote by Mail Ballot you receive and return it:
to the Board of Elections via USPS
in person to Board of Elections
in person at your polling place on Election Day
drop your ballot in a secure ballot drop box – see locations http://www.co.ocean.nj.us//WebContentFiles//344ec071-6d34-4d3c-a4bc-bb0d97eabc61.pdf
In addition, a limited number of polling places will be available on Election Day where you may cast a paper provisional ballot. Only disabled voters may cast a ballot on a voting machine.

Postage will be paid to return your ballot.
All Vote by Mail Ballots must be returned no later than 8PM on November 3rd, Election Day.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Voter Registration Questions – Ocean County Board of Elections – (732) 929-2167
Vote by Mail Ballot Questions – Ocean County Clerk’s Office – (732) 929- 2018
Polling Place Questions/Problems – Ocean County Board of Elections – (732) 929-2167 or
State of NJ Division of Elections – (609) 292-3760

Check the Status of your Vote by Mail Ballot – Call 1-877-NJ-VOTER

More information
http://www.clerk.co.ocean.nj.us/frmElectionServices

PASSAIC

Everything you need to know about the mostly Vote-By-Mail November 3, 2020 general election can be found in this VOTER EDUCATION GUIDE
https://online.fliphtml5.com/olljx/mwjy/

Track Your Ballot:
https://voter.svrs.nj.gov/auth/sign-in

More information
https://www.passaiccountynj.org/government/elected_and_appointed_officials/passaic_county_clerk/2020_general_election.php

SALEM

Voting by Mail – Deadline
For Additional information call 856-935-7510 #8454

In New Jersey, any voter can now vote by mail in any election. Complete the downloadable application and submit it to our office no later than 7 days prior to the date of the election. If you miss the 7 day deadline, you may come to our office until 3:00 PM the day before the election and receive a ballot. More information can be found at the NJ Division of Elections website.
https://nj.gov/state/elections/voting-information-vote-by-mail.html

More information
https://salemcountyclerk.org/election-services/

SOMERSET

Ballots are being mailed this week (September 21-25) out to every active registered voter in Somerset County from the Clerk’s Office by October 5 and should begin arriving in late September. If you have not received a ballot by October 10, please call the Clerk’s Office at 908-231-7013 to determine if there is an issue.

New voters who register by October 13 and inactive voters who restore their state to active before October 23 will receive their ballots in the mail automatically.

Inactive voters can update their voter registration up to Election Day, November 3, to be eligible to vote with a Vote by Mail ballot. If they update their registration by October 23, they will be sent a ballot automatically, and afterward can pick up a ballot at the Somerset County Clerk’s office. Inactive voters who have not yet updated their registration can also visit their assigned polling location on Election Day and vote using a paper provisional ballot.

Somerset County residents who are registering at their address for the first time must register by October 13 to be eligible to vote in the 2020 General Election. Anyone who does so will be automatically sent a Vote by Mail ballot.

To check if you are an active registered voter, visit https://voter.svrs.nj.gov/registration-check or call the Somerset County Board of Elections at (908) 231-7084. If you discover you are not considered an active voter, you can register online or with a paper form.

Active Voters Do Not Need to Request A Ballot
Because all active voters will be mailed a ballot, there is no need to request a ballot. Newly registered voters will also be automatically sent a ballot without needing to request one. The only time an active voter would need to request a ballot is for a replacement in the event their ballot was lost, damaged, or spoiled (filled in incorrectly). Voters cannot request a second ballot if they have already submitted one. Applications are available on the Clerk’s website at http://bit.ly/scvbm.

Ballots Will Have Postage Prepaid, So There Is No Need for A Stamp
Ballots for the 2020 General Election will have a prepaid label so that voters can submit their ballot without paying postage. The ballots will be considered first class mail, so there is no benefit to the voter if they use a stamp.

Your Properly Filled Out Ballot Will Be Counted by the Board of Elections
The Somerset County Board of Elections is responsible for counting all Vote by Mail and provisional ballots, regardless of how these ballots are submitted. The Board of Elections is made up of four members, two Republicans and two Democrats who work together to ensure the vote count is accurate, transparent, and fair. Once they have counted the paper ballots, they submit the results to the County Clerk, Steve Peter, who adds in the machine vote from voters in need of assistance and then certifies the election.

Once you have cast your ballot, you will be able to track whether it was received and/or accepted on the NJ Division of Elections website at https://nj.gov/state/elections/.

Vote by Mail Ballots Can Be Submitted in Several Ways
Ballots can be submitted by mailing them to the address on the pre-printed envelope with a postmark before 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. It is highly recommended that mail-in voters submit their ballot earlier.

Ballots can be submitted by inserting them in one of the Ballot Drop-Off Boxes throughout Somerset County. There will be at least 13 Ballot Drop-Off Boxes in the County, with their locations to be announced in late September. Current Ballot Drop-Off Boxes can be found on the Board of Elections website.

Voters can go to a polling location from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. There will be at least one polling location in every Somerset County town. Voters can bring their vote-by-mail ballot to a polling place, or if they do not have their vote-by-mail ballot they can cast a paper provisional ballot. Voters who are disabled and require an accommodation can vote on a special device to assist them.

More information
https://www.co.somerset.nj.us/government/elected-officials/county-clerk/election-division/2020-general

SUSSEX

When you receive your mail-in ballot, check your address label for your Voter ID#; you can use that number to sign up with the NJ Division of Elections to track your voted ballot.
https://nj.gov/state/elections/index.shtml

NOTICE REGARDING THE “ALL FUTURE ELECTION” MAILING LIST: Some voters have expressed concern that, because they are voting by mail under Executive Order, they will be placed on the list to automatically receive mail-in ballots in all future elections. THIS IS NOT TRUE. Voters who voted by mail under executive order in the July primaries and who will vote by mail-in ballot in the November General Election will NOT be put on this list and so have no need to opt off the list.

NOTICE REGARDING IN-PERSON SERVICES AT THE CLERK’S OFFICE: If you do not receive a mail-in ballot or you need to request a replacement ballot for the upcoming November election and wish to do so in person, please note you will be required to wear a face covering/mask until further notice.

Here’s What You Need To Know About November’s General Election
All active registered New Jersey voters will automatically receive a vote-by-mail ballot for this year’s Presidential Election.

All ballots will be mailed from your County Clerk’s office by Monday, October 5th.
Voters can choose how to return their voted ballot. The following options are available:
1) By mail
2) By depositing it in one of 11 secure drop boxes
3) By handing it directly to a poll worker at your designated polling place on Election Day
4) By delivering it in person to the County Board of Elections

All ballots being returned through the U.S. Postal Service must:
– Carry a postmark no later than November 3rd
– Be received by the Board of Elections no later than 8:00 p.m. on November 10th
– Ballots which lack postmarks due to postal error received by 8:00 p.m. on November 5th will be considered valid.

Each municipality will be required to open at least one in-person polling site; Sussex County will have 37 polling locations available. Voters who prefer to vote in person on Election Day can bring their mail-in ballot to their assigned polling place and hand it directly to a poll-worker. However, only voters with a disability will be permitted to use an in-person accessible voting machine on Election Day. If you go to the polls to vote in person but do not bring your mail-in ballot you will be given a Paper Provisional Ballot. Provisional ballots are counted only after the deadline to accept and count mail-in ballots. Voters will receive a postcard in the mail by October 23rd advising them of their designated polling location.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO! If you have questions about how the 2020 Presidential Election is going to be conducted, call our Election Office at 973-579-0900, ext. 1507.

2020 List of Secure Ballot Drop Box Locations
On or about October 5th, secure ballot drop boxes will be available in the following locations for the Nov. 3 2020 Presidential Election:
1. Andover Borough Municipal Building
2. Frankford Township Municipal Building
3. Franklin Borough Municipal Building
4. Fredon Township Civic Center
5. Hardyston Township Municipal Building
6. Hopatcong Borough Municipal Building
7. Newton Municipal Building
8. Sandyston Township Municipal Building
9. Sparta Township Municipal Building
10. Vernon Township Municipal Building
11. Wantage Township Municipal Building

2020 List of Polling Locations
Each active registered voter will receive a post card in the mail, no later than October 23rd, informing them of their designated polling place for the Nov. 3rd Presidential Election. (There will be a limited number of polling places due to COVID-19, so voters may not be assigned to their “usual” polling place.)
The polling locations for the Nov. 3 2020 Presidential Election will be as follows:

Andover Borough Andover Borough Senior Citizen Center
Andover Township Hillside Park Barn
Andover Twp Municipal Building
Branchville Branchville Firehouse
Byram Byram Municipal Building
Cranberry Lakes Firehouse
Frankford Frankford Firehouse #1
Franklin Franklin Senior Center
Fredon Fredon Municipal Building
Green Green Twp Firehouse
Hamburg Fire Department Meeting Room
Hampton Hampton Senior Center
Hardyston Hardyston #1 Firehouse
Hardyston Municipal Building
Hopatcong Hopatcong #2 Firehouse
Hopatcong #3 Firehouse
Hopatcong Middle School Gym
Lafayette Lafayette Municipal Building
Montague Montague Municipal Building
Newton Newton Firehouse
Newton Municipal Building
Ogdensburg Ogdensburg Firehouse
Sandyston Sandyston Municipal Building
Sparta Sparta Fire Headquarters
Alpine Middle School Gym
TBD
Stanhope Stanhope American Legion
Stillwater Stillwater Municipal Building
Sussex Sussex Firehouse
Vernon Pochuck Valley Firehouse
Vernon Municipal Building (downstairs)
St. Francis DeSales Church
Highland Lakes Clubhouse
Walpack Sandyston Municipal Building
Wantage Wantage Library
Beemerville Firehouse
Colesville Firehouse

Need A Replacement Ballot?
All active NJ voters will receive a mail-in ballot for the 2020 Presidential Election. Ballots will be mailed by October 5th. If you do not receive your ballot by October 13, or you misplaced or incorrectly marked your ballot, you can request a replacement ballot from your County Clerk.
Instructions for requesting a replacement ballot will be available after ballots have been mailed.

Instructions on How To Vote By Mail
All active NJ voters will receive a mail-in ballot for the 2020 Presidential Election. The process of voting by mail will be new to many voters.
COMING SOON! A video demonstrating how to vote your mail-in ballot.

Until our video is available, keep reading to acquaint yourself with the vote-by-mail process:

Mail-In ballot
Check your mailbox for your Mail-In Ballot.
STEP 1: When your mail-in ballot arrives, open it right away to make sure your packet is complete
vote by mail contents
A Certificate of Mail-In Voter
Your Ballot
A blue Return Envelope
If you are missing any item listed above, please contact the County Clerk’s Office at 973-579-0900, ext. 1507.

STEP 2: Locate the ballot; read the “Instructions to the Voter”
These appear on your ballot (top left box). Failing to follow the instructions can result in your vote not being counted.

STEP 3: Mark your ballot

STEP 4: Fold your ballot and place it in the pocket of your “certificate” envelope

This pocket envelope is located under the flap labeled “Certificate of Mail-In Voter.” Seal the flap down to secure your ballot inside, but do NOT detach the flap.

STEP 5: Complete the “Certificate of Mail-In Voter”
You must sign the certificate where indicated. The signature should match how you signed your name at the time of voter registration. If there is an issue with your signature, the Board of Elections will contact you and give you instructions on how to “cure” your signature issue.

(If you are voting a primary ballot you must also declare a party affiliation; you do this by checking the box of the party ballot you voted.)

FACT: Signing the “Certificate of Mail-In Voter” is necessary to prevent someone else from voting your mail-in ballot. When your ballot is received by the Board of Elections, board workers will verify that your signature matches their record and then they will detach the certificate from the envelope that contains your ballot. When the envelope is opened and your ballot revealed, there is nothing connecting you to the ballot; your votes remain anonymous.

STEP 6: Place the “Certificate of Mail-In Voter” envelope into the blue return envelope

Make sure that your name and address show through the window; seal the blue envelope.

STEP 7: Return your ballot; you have 4 options
1. Mail your ballot.
2. Deposit it in one of 11 secure Ballot Drop Boxes located in the county.
3. Hand-deliver your ballot to the County Board of Elections (if you designate someone to deliver it for you, that person would be your “bearer” and must complete the boxed bearer section on the front of the blue envelope).
4. Hand-deliver your ballot to a poll-worker at your designated polling location on Election Day. (Note: You cannot deliver someone else’s ballot to a polling place, you can only bring the one you personally voted.)

Call our office if you require assistance 973-579-0900, ext. 1507.

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Elections

UNION

Every registered voter in Union County will automatically receive a Vote-by-Mail ballot for the November General Election as ordered by the Governor. You do not need to apply for a vote-by-mail application for the November 3rd General Election.

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View Vote by Mail Frequently Asked Questions for the November 3, 2020 General Election

Vote by Mail Frequently Asked Questions for the November 3, 2020 General Election

Union County Board of Elections Ballot Drop Box Locations

The secure ballot drop boxes are under 24/7 camera surveillance. Ballots will be picked up on a daily basis by a bipartisan team of Union County Board of Elections Employees.

Berkeley Heights – Snyder Avenue Park, 240 Snyder Avenue
Clark – Clark Recreation Center, 430 Westfield Avenue
Cranford – Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue
Elizabeth – Union County Administration Building, 10 Elizabethtown Plaza
Fanwood – Fanwood Memorial Library, 5 Forest Road
Garwood – Garwood Public Library, 411 Third Avenue
Hillside – Hillside Senior Center, 265 Hollywood Avenue
Kenilworth – Kenilworth Recreation Center, 575 Boulevard
Mountainside – Trailside Nature and Science Center, 452 New Providence Road
Plainfield – Plainfield Municipal Building Parking Lot, 515 Watchung Avenue
Rahway – Rahway Recreation Center, 275 East Milton Avenue
Roselle Park – Union County EMS Building, 535 Laurel Avenue
Scotch Plains – Scotch Plains Public Library, 1927 Bartle Avenue
Springfield – Chisholm Recreation Center, 100 South Springfield Avenue
Summit – Chestnut Street Parking Lot (Adjacent to Fire Department) 406 Broad Street; Corner of Morris Avenue and Broad Street
Union – Union Township Municipal Building Rear Entrance, 1976 Morris Avenue
Westfield – Fraser Building, 300 North Avenue East

More locations coming soon.

All active registered voters will automatically receive a vote-by-mail ballot. A pre-paid postage return self-sealing envelope will be included.

NO APPOINTMENTS NEEDED FOR ELECTIONS.

Vote by mail ballots must be postmarked by November 3, 2020.

Voters can return vote by mail ballots to polling places.

Limited in-person voting options will be available. The county will open a minimum of 50 percent of its polling places.

Voters at polling places will use a provisional paper ballot to vote.

Voters with disabilities may vote on an ADA-accessible voting machine.

Email ucvote@ucnj.org with any change of addresses, especially for college and out of state students who are now home.

Contact Information
Registration, Polling Locations, Poll Worker Questions
Union County Board of Elections 908-527-4123

Vote by Mail Ballot Questions
Union County Clerk’s Election Division 908-527-4996

Polling Place Questions/Problems
State of NJ Division of Elections 609-292-3760
Union County Board of Elections 908-527-4123

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WARREN

All candidates for office in Warren County are required to register and file campaign reports with the Election Law Enforcement Commission in Trenton, NJ and the Warren County Clerk’s office. Candidates who need to obtain election forms or the Compliance Manual For Campaign Reporting may contact:

New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC)
PO Box 185
Trenton, NJ 08625-0185
Phone: 609-292-8700
Web Site: www.elec.state.nj.us

For Information on Voting Registration:

Warren County Board of Elections
413 Second Street
Belvidere, NJ 07823
Phone: 908-475-6313
Email:wduffy@co.warren.nj.us

For General Information about Elections:

NJ Department of Law & Public Safety
Division of Elections
PO Box 304
25 Market Street, 7th Floor West Wing
Trenton, NJ 08625
Phone: 609-292-3760

More information
http://www.co.warren.nj.us/Election.html