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Election Information

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Voter Registration Application

Somerset County Board of Elections is looking for registered voters to serve as poll workers on Election days.

Training is provided prior to every Election and the Governor has signed executive order #266 increasing the pay for poll workers for the 2021 General Election.

For more information visit the Board of Elections website for an application click here or call 908-231-7086

Somerset County has opened a  Call Center 8am-8pm weekdays to answer Election 2021 questions. Please call (908) 541-5000 for assistance.

Eligible voters who have not requested a mail-in ballot or voted early will be able to vote in person at their local polling place. Click HERE to know your voting district & polling location

2021 ELECTION DATES
October 20th Mailing of Sample Ballots for General Election

Early Voting starts October 23rd through October 31st

  • Sundays 10AM – 6 PM / other days 10 AM – 8 PM

October 26th Deadline to apply for a Mail-in Ballot by Mail for General Election

November 1st Deadline for in-person mail-in ballot applications for General Election (3:00 P.M.)

General Election is Tuesday, November 2, 2021
           -     Polls open 6am – 8pm

Special School Board Election – December 14, 2021

  • November 23rd Voter Registration Deadline for Special School Board Election
  • December 7th Deadline to apply for a Mail-in Ballot for Special School Board Election
  • December 13th Deadline for In-person mail-in ballot applications (3:00 P.M.)

EARLY VOTING
For the first time New Jersey voters will be able to vote in-person at early voting polling places. Somerset County will have six locations open from October 23 to October 31 which will operate on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and all other days from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. YouMUST have opted out of vote-by-mail (deadline was September 10th) in order to participate in early voting.

Early voting is considered a completed vote, and cannot be amended later. Check back here and on our social media pages frequently for updates.  What you need to know about early voting .

Somerset County’s early voting locations are:

  • BRIDGEWATER
    Municipal Court, 100 Commons Way, Bridgewater NJ
  • FRANKLIN
    Community Center, 505 DeMott Lane, Somerset, NJ 08873
  • HILLSBOROUGH
    Municipal Building , 379 South Branch Road, NJ
  • MONTGOMERY
    Municipal Building, 2261 Route 206, Belle Mead, NJ
  • NORTH PLAINFIELD
    North Plainfield Community Center, 614 Greenbrook Road,
  • WARREN
    Warren Municipal Court, 44 Mountain Blvd, Warren NJ

MAIL-IN BALLOTS
Mail-in ballots must be requested by the voter. Those who have previously requested to be sent ballots for upcoming elections, will automatically be sent a mail-in ballot by the Somerset County Clerk’s Office, on or after September 18th. New requests for a mail-in ballot will be processed within three days, and a ballot will be mailed out in that time frame.

Mail-in ballots may be cast in one of three ways:

  1. Take completed mail-in ballot to the Board of Elections at 20 Grove Street in Somerville during working hours and before 8 p.m. on November 2, 2021;
  2. Place a completed mail-in ballot in one of the 17 secure drop box locations. Watchung’s is located by in front of the Fire House at 57 Mountain Blvd.
     voting location
  3. Have a completed ballot postmarked before 8 p.m. on November 2, 2021. Ballots sent through the US Post Office must arrive at the Board of Elections by 8 p.m. on November 8, 2021 to be counted.

Mail-in ballots cannot be returned to any polling location.

VOTE BY MAIL
Voting by Mail is an easy and efficient way to cast your vote if you are unable to vote at your polling location. Please refer to the information below to determine which application you should complete. If you do not have access to a printer and would like an application mailed to you, please complete this short form on the county’s website

If You Are... Use This Application
A civilian voter registered to vote in Somerset County - Mail-In Ballot Application (English) Solicitud de Boleta Para Votar por Correo (Spanish)
You may apply for a Mail-In Ballot if you are a registered voter by completing an application and submitting it to this office either by mail or in person. A Mail-In Ballot Application by mail must be received in this office no later than 7 days prior to the election for which it is being requested. All Mail-In Ballot Applications received by mail will be processed in a timely manner and Mail-In Ballots will be mailed directly to the voter. Registered voters may apply in person or via authorized messenger for a Mail-In Ballot up until 3:00 P.M. of the day before the election. Those voters applying in person will be able to receive their ballot by hand upon submitting the application.

A civilian voter residing overseas - You may apply for a Mail-In Ballot for federal elections if you are a voter who is living outside of the United States temporarily or permanently and who was residing in New Jersey immediately prior to departure. In order to receive a, the civilian overseas voter does not have to be a registered voter, but must have met the qualifications to register and vote in New Jersey prior to leaving the United States. The overseas civilian voter is entitled to a ballot whether or not the voter ever intends to return to the United States to reside. Federal Post Card Application

A military voter residing within the United States - Mail-In Ballot Application (English) Solicitud de Boleta Para Votar por Correo (Spanish)
You may apply for a Mail-In Ballot if you are New Jersey resident who is a member of the Uniformed Services, Merchant Marine, Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. “Uniformed Services” include members of the United States Armed Forces (Navy, Army, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. Family members of a military voter are also entitled to vote by mail. If you are a Military voter currently residing within the United States, please complete a Mail-In Ballot Application and mark the appropriate choice in the Special Status box on the application.

A military voter residing overseaswww.fvap.gov/ You may apply for a Mail-In Ballot if you are New Jersey resident who is a member of the Uniformed Services, Merchant Marine, Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. “Uniformed Services” include members of the United States Armed Forces (Navy, Army, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. Family members of a military voter are also entitled to vote by mail. If you are a Military voter currently residing outside the United States, please complete the Federal Post Card application to receive your Mail-In Ballot.

A mail-in voter wishing to withdraw from the program - If you wish to stop receiving ballots for All Future Elections you may opt-out at any time. Please be aware that if you opt-out during an active election period your request won't be implemented until after that election. Visit the County’s page