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Fill It. Drop It. Check It.

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Fill it. Not sure how to fill out your mail in ballot? Watch County Clerk Mary Melfi's video How to Complete Your Vote By Mail Ballot.

Drop It. Drop your ballot off at any one of the twelve (12) secure drop box locations listed below OR at the Hunterdon County Board of Elections. Historic Court House, 3rd Floor, 71 Main Street, Flemington, NJ.  You may also mail it in using the United States Postal Service. No postage required. 

Check it. Did you know you can see your own voting history?  Register with the New Jersey Secretary of State’s Voter Public Access which provides you- the Voter- with your own voter information and history. Sign up at https://voter.svrs.nj.gov/auth/sign-up. Your voter ID number can be found on your ballot label or by calling the Board of Elections at (908)788-1190 or the County Clerk at (908)788-1214.

BOXES CURRENTLY INSTALLED WITH DAILY BALLOT PICK UP

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
508 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

If you didn't receive your ballot, check the date it was mailed here.  If it has been 7 days since it was mailed, please contact the County Clerk’s office at (908)788-1214 or (908)788-1378.

Tips for Completing your Mail-in Ballot

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Here are some tips for filling out your mail-in ballot.

 
Signature
  • Remember to sign it!
  • Keep it consistent. This is not a time to try out a new signature. (hint- check your Drivers license and use a similar signature).  If signature has changed - send a new one to HC Clerk via a Party Declaration Form with a note on it - see new signature.
Read - Don't Over Vote
  • Careful not to 'over vote' by selecting too many names for the office.  e.g. Selected TWO from the list.
Helping Others Vote
  • Voters are allowed to bring three (3) ballots to the clerk's office per election.  Each ballot must have the bearer section filled out.  

Didn't get your Mail-in Ballot yet?

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If you didn't receive your ballot, check the date it was mailed here.  If it has been 7 days since it was mailed, please contact the County Clerk’s office at (908)788-1214 or (908)788-1378.

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

 

Questions?

 

Where do I return my ballot?

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Four Options for Returning Your Ballot

  1. Your Polling Location on Election Day: Voters may return their OWN ballot to their designated polling place on Election Day. Refer to the letter you receive regarding YOUR polling location.
  2. Board of Elections in Flemington: Ballots can be returned to the Board of Elections, 71 Main Street, Flemington anytime up until 8:00 pm on Election Day.  Any ballot being returned on behalf of another voter must have the ‘BEARER’ section filled out on the outer envelope with the name and address of the person delivering the ballot(s). Anyone bringing a ballot into the Board of Elections will be asked for ID.
    • Voters may return their OWN ballot.
    • Voters may return up to 3 ADDITIONAL ballots. 
  3. Ballot Drop Boxes: Voters may drop their OWN ballot in any one of 12 ballot DROP BOXES in Hunterdon County (see below).  They may also return ballots of other Hunterdon County residents, according to the criteria above for delivering a ballot to the Board of Elections.
  4. Mail by USPS: Voters may mail their OWN ballot by 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 20.

Voters will receive a letter with their polling location and drop box locations.  You can also go to nj.gov/state/elections/ to get drop box and polling locations.

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.
  • In Hunterdon, there will be one polling place per municipality and some polling locations have been changed for this election.  Voters will receive a letter with their polling location prior to Election Day.  You can also go to nj.gov/state/elections/ to get your polling location.
  • Ballots may be dropped off at designated polling locations.
  • Schools are closed on November 3 to allow use as a polling place.

Hunterdon County Board of Elections website

Hunterdon County Drop Box locations

Installed as of 2020 Primary

  • 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
    508 Rt 523, Whitehouse Sta NJ 08889

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

To be installed by October 5

  • 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

How do I track my ballot?

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  1. Find your Voter ID # 
    To “Track your Ballot” you need to have your Voter ID #. This can be found on the envelope with your ballot. It is 11-characters long and begins with a letter. Can't find your Voter ID #?  We can help.  Contact us  helpmevote@hcdems.com

  2. Create an account on NJ Division of Elections
    nj.gov/state/elections/index Note: Depending on when you registered, you may be able to create an account using your driver's license or last-4 digits of your social security number.  If either of these do not work, you will need to use your Voter ID #.  

 

Are Ballot Drop Boxes Safe?

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Yes, Ballot Drop boxes are safe. 

There are cameras trained on the boxes to record people depositing ballots.

What if I want to vote at the polls?

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Voting at a Polling Site will be Limited

  • For the election on November 3,2020 voting at the polling place will be by provisional ballot only except for those with disabilities requiring a machine vote.
  • In Hunterdon, there will be one polling place per municipality and some polling locations have been changed for this election.  Voters will receive a letter with their polling location prior to Election Day.  You can also go to nj.gov/state/elections/ to get your polling location.
  • Ballots may be dropped off at designated polling locations.
  • Schools are closed on November 3 to allow use as a polling place.

In person polling locations here.

If you received a ballot in the mail, see Q: Where do I return my ballot?

How do I become a Democrat?

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Welcome to the party!

If you are currently registered to vote, but have not declared affiliation to a party or if you would like to declare yourself as a Democrat, you can get the party declaration form by clicking  here . 

How do I register to vote?

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Download registration forms:

NJ online Voter Registration site: https://voter.svrs.nj.gov/register

Pick up registration forms in person at:

HUNTERDON COUNTY HALL OF RECORDS
71 Main St.
Flemington, NJ 08822

 

Am I already registered to vote?

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Not sure if you are already registered to vote.  Click here -> NJ Division of Elections

I moved, how do I change my address so I can vote in my new town?

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If you have moved, fill out a Voter Registration Application and return to 

HUNTERDON COUNTY PERMANENT REGISTRATION OFFICE
PO BOX 2900
FLEMINGTON NJ 08822-9895

How do I vote by mail?

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You do NOT need to a provide a reason for voting by mail.

*** Note 2020 Election *** due to COVID, Governor Murphy has issued an Executive Order regarding the 2020 General Election.Click here for details.

Vote by Mail (VBM)

VOTE BY MAIL INFORMATION

In 2018, Governor Murphy signed a bill that revised the Vote by Mail law and process. Based on your past voting history and previous Vote by Mail applications on file, you will automatically receive Vote by Mail Ballots for All Future Elections .  The option of All General (November) Elections or All Elections in a Calendar Year no longer exists.  The options are now a Specific Single Election or to automatically receive All Future Elections.  If you have any questions regarding your status, please contact the Hunterdon County Clerk at (908)788-1214.

If you are not currently signed up and wish to automatically receive All Future Election Vote by Mail Ballots, please complete a new application  and return completed application to the Hunterdon County Clerk, PO Box 2900, Flemington, NJ  08822. Any voter submitting an application to automatically receive all future ballots has the ability to request to be removed by informing the County Clerk in writing.

If you wish to apply to receive a Mail-In Ballot for a specific election, ballots are available 45 days prior to an election.  You may mail an application at any time specifying the election or visit the County Clerk in person.

Do I need a reason to Vote by Mail?

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*** Note 2020 Election *** due to COVID, Governor Murphy has issued an Executive Order regarding the 2020 General Election.  Click here for details.

No, you do NOT need a reason to vote by mail, nor do you need to justify why you want it. Simply fill out the application and your ballot will be mailed to your home address prior to election day.

Remember, however, if you are set to receive your ballot by mail, you should not plan to go to the polls on election day.  

If you forget to vote your Vote By Mail ballot or decide not to do it, you may go to the polls on Election Day and request a provisional ballot.

Ask for a provisional ballot, do not let anyone tell you that you are not allowed to vote. 

How do I vote by mail?

 

Am I eligible to vote?

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To register in New Jersey, you must be:

  • A United States citizen

  • At least 17 years old, though you may not vote until you have reached the age of 18

  • A resident of the county for 30 days before the election

  • A person NOT currently serving a sentence, probation or parole because of a felony conviction

The registrant must complete a Voter Registration Application and/or Party Affiliation Form. Mail or deliver the Voter Registration Application and/or Party Affiliation Form to the County Commissioner of Registration or Superintendent of Elections for your county.

Where do I go to vote?

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*** Note 2020 Election *** due to COVID, Governor Murphy has issued an Executive Order regarding the 2020 General Election. Click here for details.

 

Polling location for YOUR address click here -> NJ Division of Elections

Polling locations by municipality click here - > Hunterdon County Polling Locations

Still not sure?  Send us a note and we will help you figure it out. 

Can Independents or Unaffiliated voters vote in the primary?

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If you are an Unaffiliated Voter and would like to vote in a primary election, you must declare your party affiliation.

You can declare your party affiliation prior to the election.  Additionally, an unaffiliated voter can affiliate with the Democratic or Republican Party on the day of the primary and then may then vote with a provisional ballot You will not be able to vote on the machine. 

Once you declare affiliation to a party, you remain affiliated, unless you make a specific request to become an unaffiliated voter again. 

What is the deadline to register to vote?

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*** Note 2020 Election *** due to COVID, Governor Murphy has issued an Executive Order regarding the 2020 General Election.  Click here for details.

Important Dates for 2020:

Monday, March 16, 2020 - Primary Petition Deadline

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - Voter Registration Deadline to vote in the Primary Election

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - Primary Election Day *** VOTE ***

Monday, July 27, 2020 - School Board Petition Deadline

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - Voter Registration Deadline to vote in the General Election

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - Election Day *** VOTE DEM DOWN THE LINE ****

 

Different question?

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