Elections / Voting

• SAMPLE BALLOTS HAVE BEEN DELIVERED - click here for PDF version
• REMINDER - if someone has passed away, contact the Superintendent of Elections, 201-336-6121.
•  ALL RESIDENTS VOTE AT TOWN HALL - Click here for street name / district # list
• POLL WORKERS NEEDED!! - $300 a Day! - Visit here for information*
• LIVE STREAM BALLOT COUNTING -The Bergen County Board of Elections is providing all interested parties video access to the opening and counting of ballots received before Election Day. The link will be live on Election Day, November 8, 2022 from 9AM until all ballots are opened and tallied. To remotely monitor the opening and counting of early voting ballots, please click here


3 WAYS TO VOTE! FOR THE NOVEMBER 8, 2022 GENERAL ELECTION Choose one of the following:

1. GO TO your regular polling location on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8, 2022.

  • Deadline to register for the November 2022 General Election is Tuesday, October 18.
  • The polls are open from 6am to 8pm.
  • Check your sample ballot for your polling location or visit www.njelections.org

2. Vote by Mail.

  • If you are not set up to receive one already, applications must be received by November 1. (Click here) for VBM application). To check your status contact the Bergen County Clerk's Office at 201-336-7020 or electionsclerk@co.bergen.nj.us
  • You may cast your vote by mail ballot by:
    • Mailing it in as soon as possible. Your ballot must be postmarked on or before Election Day.
    • Deposit in a Secure Ballot Drop Box no later than 8pm on Election Day (we have one at Town Hall!).
Drop box locations can be found here: www.bergencountyvotes.com
  • Deliver your Vote by Mail ballot in person to the Board of Elections located at 1 Bergen County Plaza - Room 310 by 8pm on Election Day.

3.Vote at any In-Person Early Voting Location.

  • Early Voting Locations will be open October 29 through November 6.
  • Hours will be Monday-Saturday, 10am to 8pm and Sunday, 10am to 6pm.

Locations can be found here: www.co.bergen.nj.us 
 

TOWNSHIP OF WASHINGTON, NJ SAMPLE BALLOT - click here 
 
Primary elections are held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in June. The primary is held for parties to nominate candidates for the General Election, and to elect Democratic and Republican party members of the state and county committees (and, in presidential election years, delegates to national nominating conventions).  Polling hours are 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

General elections are held the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November to elect national, state, county and municipal officials. Polling hours are 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

School elections are held annually to elect members to the School Boards and to approve school tax levies. These elections are now held the same time as General Elections - the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. You must be a registered voter in order to participate in school board elections.  Polling hours are 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. 

Special School Elections may be held on the fourth Tuesday in January, second Tuesday in March, last Tuesday in September and second Tuesday in December.  (Except, in a Presidential year there will be no March election).

Voter Registration

Voting is one of the most basic privileges, rights & responsibilities a citizen has. In NJ, you are eligible to vote if you
- Are a US citizen, and
- Reside in a municipality 30 days before an election, and
- Are 18 on or before Election Day, and
- Are not serving a sentence, on parole or on probation as a result of being convicted of an indictable offense in any state.
You may register any time throughout the year but in order to vote in any election, your registration must be received 21 days prior to the election in which you wish to vote.

You may register to vote at the county Commissioner of Registrations office. You may also register by mail by filling out an application and mailing it.

Superintendent of Elections
One Bergen County Plaza
Room 380
Hackensack, NJ 07601-7076
(201) 336-6100
(FAX) 201-336-6111

The Registration form may be found here, and copies are also available at the county office, any municipal clerk's office, through the League of Women Voters, other public agencies and usually through political party headquarters.  In New Jersey you do not have to declare a party affiliation when you register. You may choose, if you wish.

If you are a newly registered voter, not declared or you have never voted in a primary election, you still may vote in the primary election in June. When you go to the polls that day, you will be asked to declare your party, Republican or Democrat.  Once you vote, you will be affiliated with that party unless you file a letter or written form asking your party affiliation be changed. Such a declaration must be received by the county office at least 55 days before the Primary Election.  If you are an unaffiliated voter (not declared) and receive Mail-In-Ballots, you will received both a Democrat and Republican ballot in your envelope.   You must complete and submit only one ballot, and the same as at the polls, you will be affiliated with that party until or unless you change your party affiliation. You have the option to declare as an unaffiliated voter again.  Forms are available at the Municipal Clerk's Office or County Clerk's Office to do so.

Voting questions can be answered by the Township Clerk or by the Superintendent of Elections. Call 201-336-6100 in Bergen County. 

Vote By Mail FAQ’s

In New Jersey, you must be a registered voter to apply for a Mail-In-Ballot. Click here for forms. Once you apply, you will not be permitted to vote by machine at your polling place in the same election.  You will receive instructions with your ballot.  A voter may vote by mail by completing the application for Vote by Mail Ballot (see below), and returning the application to their County Clerk (County Clerk address on the form). To receive your ballot by mail, the application must be received by the County Clerk up to 7 days prior to the election. A voter may also apply in person to the County Clerk until 3:00 p.m., the day before the election.

The County Clerk cannot accept faxed or emailed copies of an Application for Vote by Mail Ballot, unless you are a Military or Overseas Voter, since an original signature is required.

PLEASE BE ADVISED: Do NOT return completed application to the Division of Elections. Completed applications must be returned to the voter’s County Clerk’s office.

What if I Move?

If you move between counties more than 29 days before an election, you must re-register in the new county and vote in the new county. If you move between counties within the 29 days before an election, you may vote in the former county.
If you move within a county more than 29 days before an election, you must file a written change of address with the county office.

 

Visit here for 11/8/22 BC General Election Results
Click here for WT Official Gen. Election Results
04/04  - Nomination Petition Filing Deadline 4:00 pm for June Primary
05/17 - Late night voter registration deadline for Primary Election
05/31 - Deadline for a Vote by Mail Ballot application to be received by the County for the Primary Election by mail OR in person by 3:00 pm June 7 th at the County Clerk’s Office
06/07 - Primary Election, poll hrs. 6:00am–8:00 pm
10/18 - Late night voter registration deadline for the General Election
10/31 - Deadline to apply for a Vote-By-Mail ballot by mail for the November General Election.
11/05 - BC Election Division open for Vote-by-Mail application in person 9:00am–1:00 pm
11/07 - Deadline to apply in person at the County Clerk’s Office for a Vote-By-Mail Ballot for the November General Election by 3:00 p.m.
11/08 - General Election poll hrs. 6:00am–8:00 pm
Voting Location: Municipal Complex, 350 Hudson Avenue Sample Ballot includes your voting district number and room.
 


NJ VOTER INFORMATION PORTAL

Register to Vote ONLINE - CLICK HERE

 
Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) For Overseas Civilians and Active Duty Military Click here

Paper Forms
Voter Registration
Vote By Mail (Absentee)
Political Party Declaration

Vote-By-Mail Opt-Out Form
 
Primary Information Links

Petitions, Signatures Required, Electronic Signature Pages, Position on Ballot Forms - click here