Voting in 2020

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Here are the changes that will apply to the General Election 2020

All Voters Will Receive A Ballot in the Mail

  • All voters will receive a mail in ballot with a postage paid return envelope
  • All ballots must be mailed out by the Clerk October 5. If you do not receive your ballot by October 10, contact The Hunterdon County Clerk - countyclerk@co.hunterdon.nj.us or 908-788-1214.
  • No sample ballots to be mailed but a letter with polling place, drop box and link to online sample ballot will be sent
  • To track your ballot - How do I Track My Ballot?

Several Options for Returning Your Ballot

  • Voters may return their OWN ballot to their designated polling place on Election Day. Be sure to bring ID with you when you submit your ballot. Refer to the letter you receive regarding YOUR polling location. 
  • Voters may return a ballot to any one of 10 ballot DROP BOXES in the county
  • Voters will receive a letter with their polling location and drop box locations
  • Voters may return their ballot using the United States Postal Service.  There will be a postage paid return envelope with your ballot.  If you will be mailing your ballot plan to do so by October 24.
  • Drop Box and Polling locations: nj.gov/state/elections/index

Important Dates

  • October 5 - last day for ballots to be mailed to voters
  • November 3 - Election Day
  • November 5 - all ballots not postmarked but received by Nov 5 will be counted
  • November 10 - all ballots postmarked by Nov 3 and received within 7 days (Nov 10) will be counted
  • October 13 - signature verification will start October 13
  • November 20 - election results to be certified by November 20

Voting at a Polling Site will be Limited

  • Voting at the polling place will be by provisional ballot only except for those with disabilities requiring a machine vote
  • At least one polling place per municipality and at least 50% of the regular county total (in the primary that ended up being one per municipality)
  • Ballots may be dropped off at designated polling locations
  • Schools are closed on Nov 3 to allow use as a polling place

CDC Guidelines Must be Followed

  • CDC guidelines for disinfecting/social distancing apply to polling places; masks required for poll workers unless they have a medical issue, masks encouraged but optional for voters, masks required for challengers.

*** Polling locations, drop box and Track Your Ballot info will be updated as decisions are made.   nj.gov/state/elections/index

Governor Murphy’s Executive Order regarding the election https://nj.gov/infobank/eo/056murphy/pdf/EO-177.pdf

 

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