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VOTER REGISTRATION & ELECTION INFORMATION

On March 20, 2020, due to COVID-19 Governor Murphy issued Executive Order 105 making changes to the upcoming primary nominating petitions process. This effects candidates seeking local office on the June 2, 2020 Primary Election Ballot.

Primary Nominating Petition Changes

  • The deadline of 4:00 p.m. March 30, 2020 remains unchanged for submission of primary petitions.

  • Nominating petitions will be accepted by hand delivery or electronically by the Borough Clerk’s office for all local candidate petitions.

  • Signatures can be collected online using the official online form available on the New Jersey Division of Elections website.

  • Once the online form is available all signatures for petitions must be collected online.

  • Hand signatures obtained prior to effective date of the Executive Order will also be accepted.

  • The notarized oath or affirmation by affidavit by the person circulating the petition required by N.J.S.A. 19:23-11 is suspended.

  • The candidate’s notarized oath of allegiance with the petition as required by N.J.S.A. 19:23-7 and 19:23-15 is suspended. Candidates who have not already signed a pledge of allegiance must attach a signed pledge of allegiance, containing the same language required in N.J.S.A. 41:1-1, to their petitions

For more information please visit the NJ Division of Elections Candidate Information webpage.

 

The 2020 Primary Election is Tuesday, June 2nd.  Polls open at 6:00AM and close at 8:00PM.

 

HOW DO PRIMARIES WORK IN NEW JERSEY? 

Primaries are state-level and local-level elections that take place prior to a general election. A primary election is an election in which registered voters select a candidate that they believe should be a political party's candidate for elected office to run in the general election. They are also used to choose convention delegates and party leaders.  New Jersey utilizes a semi-closed primary process, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is generally limited to registered party members. Unaffiliated voters can register as party members at the polls on primary election day. Otherwise, a voter must indicate his or her party preference (e.g., via an updated voter registration) no later than the 55th day preceding the primary in order to vote in that party's primary.

  

WHO MAY REGISTER TO VOTE? You are eligible to register to vote if:

  • You are a citizen of the United States
  • You are a resident of Morris County at least 30 days before the next election
  • You will be 18 years if age on or before the next election
  • You are not incarcerated, on parole or on probation

 

Registered voters who have moved to another town within Morris County must update their voter registration with a change of address. 

Registered voters who are new to Morris County – or move out of Morris County - must file a new Voter Registration Application.

 

HOW CAN I CONFIRM THAT I AM A REGISTERED VOTER?  Search the New Jersey Division of Elections Voter Registration records to confirm if you are registered to vote.

 

WHEN MAY I REGISTER TO VOTE?  Anytime, however, your voter registration must be received by the Morris County Board of Elections 21 days prior to election day.

 

HOW DO I REGISTER TO VOTE?  Complete the Voter Registration Form and return it to the Morris County Board of Elections or the Borough Clerk’s office.

 

MUST I DECLARE A PARTY AFFILIATION WHEN I REGISTER TO VOTE?  No, only if you wish to declare a party affiliation.

 

VOTING LOCATIONS IN MENDHAM BOROUGH.  The Election District and voting location are printed on your Sample Ballot. You should always receive a Sample Ballot in the U.S. mail before election day.

Polls for Primary and General Elections are open between 6:00am and 8:00pm.

District #1:  Garabrant Center, 4 Wilson Street

District #2:  Garabrant Center, 4 Wilson Street

District #3:  Firehouse [First Aid Squad Bay], 24 East Main Street

District #4:  Firehouse [First Aid Squad Bay], 24 East Main Street

District #5:  Mendham Area Senior Housing Office Building, 1 Heritage Manor Drive

 

MAY I VOTE BY MAIL-IN BALLOT [formerly known as an ABSENTEE BALLOT]?  Yes, any New Jersey registered voter may vote by a Mail-In Ballot for any election. Submit a Vote By Mail Application.  Your election ballot with complete instructions will be sent to you in U.S. Mail. [Caution: Once a Vote By Mail Application has been submitted, the voter will not be eligible to vote at their polling location!]

 

Consider Becoming a Poll Worker in Mendham Borough.  Poll Workers, are trained to aid voters on Election Day, guide them through the voting process, and answer any questions voters have. Every poll worker earns $200 for their services on an election day are a vital part of every election!

 

QUESTIONS?  Please send your questions to clerk@mendhamnj.org. We’re glad to be of service!

 

 





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