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15 Mountain Blvd
Watchung, NJ 07069


Mon-Fri: 8am-4pm
Phone: 908.756.0080
Address: 15 Mountain Blvd
Watchung, NJ 07069

Election Information


  • March 22 - County Committee Chairs to File with Municipal Clerks the Number of County Committee Seats to be Filled at Primary Election (74 days before the primary election) N.J.S.A. 19:23-1
  • March 25 – 4 p.m. Nomination Petition Filing Deadline for Primary Election (before 4:00 p.m. on or before 71st day prior to election) N.J.S.A. 19:23-14
  • March 28 – 4 p.m. Deadline for Amendments to Defective Petitions for Primary Election Candidates (before 4 p.m. no later than 3 days after filing deadline) N.J.S.A. 19:23-20
  • April 1 – 4 p.m. Filing Deadline for Objections to Nominating Petitions for Primary Election Candidates (before 4 p.m. no later than 4 days after filing deadline) N.J.S.A. 19:23-20.1
  • April 3 Deadline for Determination of Petition Challenges for Primary Election Candidates (9 days after the last day for filing nomination petitions) N.J.S.A. 19:13-11
  • April 3 Deadline for Filing Certificate to Fill Vacancy of a Primary Election Candidate By the Appointed Vacancy Committee (62 days before election) N.J.S.A. 19:23-12
  • April 4 – 12 p.m. Deadline for Municipal Clerk to Certify to the County Clerk the Names of the Candidates who filed Primary Election Nomination Petition with Municipal Clerk (No later than 12 p.m. 61 days before election) N.J.S.A. 19:23-14
  • April 4 – 3 p.m. County Clerk Drawings for Ballot Positions for Primary Election Candidates (At 3 p.m. on the 61st day before the election) N.J.S.A. 19:23-24
  • April 10 Deadline for Change of Party Affiliation Declaration Forms for Primary Election to be Filed with County Commissioners of Registration (55 days before election) N.J.S.A. 19:23-45
  • April 20 Commencement of Mailing of Mail-In Ballots for Primary Election (45 days before election) N.J.S.A. 19:63-5, N.J.S.A. 19:63-9
  • May 14 Voter Registration Deadline for Primary Election (21 days before election) N.J.S.A. 19:31-6
  • May 22 Mailing of Sample Ballots for Primary Election (on or before 12 noon on Wednesday preceding the start of the early voting period for the primary election) N.J.S.A. 19:23-34
  • May 28 Deadline to apply for a Mail-In Ballot by Mail for Primary Election (not less than 7 days prior to election) N.J.S.A. 19:63-3
  • May 29 – June 2 Early Voting Period (start on the 6th calendar day before a presidential primary election and end on the second calendar day before that presidential primary election) N.J.S.A. 19:15A-1
  • June 3 – by 3:00 p.m. Deadline for In-Person Mail-In Ballot Applications for Primary Election (up to 3:00 p.m. on the day before election) N.J.S.A. 19:63-3
  • June 4 Primary Election Day (Tuesday after first Monday in June) N.J.S.A. 19:2-1, N.J.S.A. 19:23-40. Polls open 6am-8pm



  • October 26-Nov 3 Early Voting Period


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. New requests for a mail-in ballot will be processed within three days, and a ballot will be mailed out in that time frame for upcoming elections.

During Election season, 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 Election Day;
  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.
     a road with a sign on it
  3. Have a completed ballot postmarked before 8 p.m. on Election Day. Ballots sent through the US Post Office must arrive at the Board of Elections by a set deadline to be counted.

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

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

To opt out of all future mail-in ballots, please COMPLETE THIS FORM in its entirety.

Polling Locations
Ways to vote

3 Ways to Vote

  • Vote by Mail Ballot

Registered voters can apply for vote-by-mail ballot by visiting VOTE.NJ.GOV or contacting the County Clerk’s office directly. You can always call our office with questions.

  • In-Person Early Voting

This option enables all registered voters to cast their ballot in person, using a voting machine, during in-person early voting period prior to Election Day. You can now choose to vote, in person, when it’s most convenient for your schedule. You can vote your specific ballot at any of Somerset County’s designated in-person early voting locations.

  • At Your Polling Place on Election Day

Vote in person at your polling place, from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.

Become a Poll Worker

Somerset County Board of Elections is always looking for registered voters to serve as poll workers on Election days. Please consider helping out your community!!

Training is provided prior to every Election. For more information visit the Board of Elections website for an application click here or call 908-231-7086

If you are... Use This Application

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.

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