Voter & Election Information
If you are 18 years or older, and a US Citizen, you are eligible to vote, registration forms are available at the Borough Clerk’s Office, (908) 756-0080 x 213. Or download and complete a Voter Registration Application and/or Party Affiliation Form. Mail or deliver the Voter Registration Application and/or Party Affiliation Form to the Superintendent of Elections for Somerset County.
The registration deadline to vote at the next election is twenty-one (21) days prior to Election Day.
You can change your party affiliation up to fifty-five (55) days before a primary election and still vote in that Primary Election. Change in Party Declaration Form
You can declare your party affiliation at the polls when you go to vote in your FIRST Primary Election.
Any registered New Jersey voter can vote by mail in any election for any reason. A voter may vote by mail by completing the Application for Vote by Mail Ballot and returning the application to their County Clerk. To receive your ballot by mail, the application must be received by the County Clerk seven (7) days prior to the election.
Mail-In Ballot Voting
• You may now vote by Mail-in Ballot for any election. You do not need a reason.
• You must apply for a Mail-in Ballot by completing a Mail-in Ballot Application. You must mail this to the County Clerk’s Office up to 7 days prior to the election. The County Clerk cannot accept faxed copies or electronic submissions, as an original signature is required. You may apply in person at the County Clerk’s office up to 3:00 PM on the day before the election. (20 Grove Street, Somerville. They are open on Weds., November 2nd until 6:00 pm, Thursday and Friday until 4:00 pm, and Saturday from 9:00 am until 12:00 noon.)
• Once your ballot is voted and sealed, it must be returned to the Somerset County Board of Elections by 8:00 PM on the day of the election.
• If you have applied for an Mail-in Ballot and have decided not to vote it and instead vote at the polls, you may now do so. However, you must vote by provisional ballot.
2016 Election Dates:
General Election Date: November 8, 2016
Polls are open from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm for both Primary and General Elections
Districts 1 and 4 vote at the Fireman’s Exempt Hall
District 3 vote at Bayberry School
Districts 2 and 5 vote at Wilson Memorial Church
2016 Election Time Line:
April 13th – Last Day for “Change of Party Affiliation” Declaration Forms
May 17th – Last Day to Register to vote in the June 7th Primary Election
May 31st - Last Day to Apply (by mail) for a “Mail-In” Ballot for Primary Election
October 18th – Last Day to Register to vote in the November 8th General Election
November 1st - Last Day to Apply (by mail) for a “Mail-In” Ballot for General Election
June 7th - Primary Election Date (Polls open from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm)
November 8th - General Election Date (Polls open from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm)