Office of the Borough Clerk
Michelle DeRocco, RMC
MaryAnn Hance, Deputy Clerk
(908) 756-0080 x 213 - Fax: (908) 757-7027

Voter & Election Information

Poll Workers Wanted

 

Voter Registration

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.

2017 Election Dates:

Primary Election – June 6, 2017

General Election – November 7, 2017

         Polls are open from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm for all elections.

Districts 1 and 4 vote at the Fireman’s Exempt Hall

District 3 votes at Bayberry School

Districts 2 and 5 vote at Wilson Memorial Church 

2017 Election Time Line:

April 3rd, 2017 Nomination Petition Filing Deadline
April 12th, 2017 Last day to change party affiliation for the Primary Election
May 16th, 2017 Last day to register to vote in Primary Election
May 30th, 2017 Last day to apply for a Mail-in-Ballot by Mail
June 5th , 2017 Last day to apply for a Mail-in Ballot in Person
  (Must be done at the County Clerk’s Office, 20 Grove Street,
Somerville by 3:00 pm)
June 6th, 2017 Filing deadline for Independent Candidates for General Election 
October 17th, 2017  Last day to register to vote in General Election
October 31st, 2017 Last day to apply for a Mail-in-Ballot by Mail
November 6th, 2017  Last day to apply for a Mail-in Ballot in Person
  (Must be done at the County Clerk’s Office, 20 Grove Street,
Somerville by 3:00 pm)