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Polling Information
Denise Cafone, RMC / CMR
Office Hours: Mon - Fri 8:30 - 4:30
973-882-2700 ext. 2501  -  Fax: 973-882-0365
Send E-Mail to the Township Clerk

2016 Election Information

  FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE 

The New Jersey Division of Elections website lets you find your Ward, polling place, and voting district information by filling out an online form with your: Street Number, Street Name, City and County or Street Address, Street Name and Zip Code. If an exact match is found in the state's records, you will be provided with your Polling Place, Voting Area District and the County Election Official information.
If no match is found, please contact the Municipal Clerk’s Office for polling place location: 973-227-2700 ext. 2501
Go to Polling Place Search.


  VOTER REGISTRATION INFORMATION

To register to vote in New Jersey you must be:

  • a United States Citizen
  • at least 18 years old by the next election
  • a resident of your home county for 30 days before the election

You are not eligible to register to vote if you are serving a sentence or are on parole or probation, as a result of a conviction of an indictable offense under state or federal law, or have been adjudged mentally incompetent. The Commissioners of Registration cannot accept faxed copies or an electronic transmission of a voter registration form, since an original signature is required.

The Voter Registration Form can also be used for name and address changes. Forms must be received 21 days prior to the next election to be able to vote in that election.

What you must do:
•     You may download a Voter Registration Form, or pick one up in person at the Clerk's Office or from your local, municipal clerk, or from a Motor Vehicle Agency office; AND

•     Send the completed application to PO Box 690, Newark, NJ 07101-0690; OR

•     Present the application in person at the Essex County Clerk's Office:

Essex County Clerk
Office: 465 Martin Luther King Blvd., Room 247, Newark, NJ
Mailing Address: PO Box 690, Newark, NJ 07101-0690
Phone: 973-621-4921

VOTE BY MAIL REQUEST

In New Jersey, any voter can now vote by mail in any election. You do not need a reason to Vote by Mail. Don't feel like going to the polls?  Simply vote by mail.  Now there is "no excuse" not to vote!

A voter may vote by mail by completing the Application for Vote by Mail Ballot and mailing the application to their 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.

Hon. Christopher J. Durkin
Essex County Clerk

Hall of Records, Second Floor
Room 247
PO Box 690
Newark, NJ 07101-0690

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

Frequently asked questions

Do I need to provide ID when I register to vote?
You must include your New Jersey driver's license number or your non-driver ID number on your voter registration form.  If you don't have either of these numbers, you must include a copy of your ID with your form. If you forget, you'll need to provide ID the first time you vote in person or by absentee ballot. Acceptable forms of ID include: a driver's license or other photo identification that shows your name OR a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and New Jersey address.

Do I need to provide ID when I vote by absentee ballot?
You don't need to provide ID if you've already voted in New Jersey at least once. If you're voting for the first time in New Jersey, and you did not include an identifying number (such as your driver's license number or your SSN on your voter registration form), then you must include a COPY of one of the following with your application: a driver's license or other photo identification that shows your name OR a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and New Jersey address.


I missed the absentee ballot application deadline. Is there anything I can do?
Absentee Ballots are available on Election Day, under emergency circumstances. Usually, if a voter becomes ill on Election Day or the night before, an authorized messenger can obtain an absentee ballot by court order. Contact your County Clerk (see above) if you have questions about emergency absentee ballots.

Can I vote by absentee ballot on a permanent basis?
You can use the Application for Vote by Mail Ballot to put yourself on a permanent absentee voter list. You can request all elections in the current calendar year, all future November general elections, or both. (The general elections take place in even number years - 2010, 2012, etc - and include the presidential and congressional elections.) It's best to submit a new application every January to ensure that you'll receive an absentee ballot for all elections in which you are eligible to vote.


I've already received my absentee ballot. Can I change my mind and vote in person?
No. Once you apply for an absentee ballot, you must vote by absentee ballot. You cannot change your mind and vote in person.