VOTING INFORMATION FOR UPCOMING JULY 7, 2020 PRIMARY ELECTION
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, this election will be conducted primarily with mail-in ballots with limited in-person voting options available. Here is a summary of the changes in place for this election:
How to get a ballot:
- You should be receiving or have already recieved your mail-in ballots. The ballots will automatically be sent by county election offices to all active registered Republican and Democratic voters and have prepaid postage.
- You must be affiliated with a political party to vote in a primary election. All unaffiliated voters and inactive Republican and Democratic voters will receive a vote-by-mail application. It will have pre-paid postage.
- The deadline to apply by mail to receive a mail-in ballot is June 30. Your county clerk must receive mailed applications by that date. vote by mail form
- How to vote using your mail-in ballot:
- You can return your mail-in ballot by placing it in your mailbox using the U.S. Postal Service. The ballot must be postmarked on or before July 7 and received by the Board of Elections by 8 p.m. on July 14 to be considered
- There will also be some secure ballot drop box locations in each county. Please click here for Bergen County Ballot Drop Box Locations. If you submit your mail-in ballot using a drop box, you must return the ballot on or before July 7 prior to 8 p.m.
- You can also return your mail-in ballot in person to your county Board of Elections by 8 p.m. on July 7.
- DO NOT RETURN YOUR MAIL IN BALLOTS TO THE CLERK’S OFFICE OR THE POLLING LOCATION, they will not be accepted.
- If you vote by mail, please use a black pen when filling out your ballot.
Can I vote at a polling place?
- Each municipality will have some polling places, but there will be fewer than the normal amount, as voting by mail is strongly recommended for public health reasons.
- The Township of Washington's polling place will be located in the Senior Center located in Town Hall at 350 Hudson Ave. which will be open from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Voters will not receive sample ballots.
- CDC guidelines for polling place safety and sanitation will be followed. Those who vote at polling locations will vote using a paper provisional ballot.
- Voters with disabilities may vote on ADA accessible voting machines at the polling places.
- Voters cannot return voted mail-in ballots to polling places.
Voters should pay close attention to these election changes and deadlines to ensure their voices are heard and their votes count. For information specific to your location, visit here.