VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR PRIMARY ELECTION
Hackensack, NJ, June 2, 2020 - Bergen County Superintendent of Elections Patricia DiCostanzo issued a notice that Tuesday, June 16, 2020, is the last day for residents to register to vote for the July 7, 2020, Primary Election in the State of New Jersey. In order to be eligible to vote, a person must be an American Citizen, be 18 years old on or before July 7, 2020, and be a resident of New Jersey and Bergen County by June 16, 2020.
Bergen County residents may register to vote at the Office of the Superintendent of Elections, located at One Bergen County Plaza, Room 380, in Hackensack. In order to meet the needs of residents, this office will be open from 9:00AM to 9:00 PM on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. People may also register at their local municipal clerk’s office, hours vary.
In light of the coronavirus pandemic and Executive Order No. 144, ALL DEMOCRATIC AND REPUBLICAN REGISTERED VOTERS WILL AUTOMATICALLY RECEIVE A VOTE-BY-MAIL BALLOT for the July 7, 2020 Primary Election. If an Unaffiliated or Inactive Status Voter would like to participate in the Primary they should complete and return the Vote-by-Mail Application that will be sent to them.
If you have a disability and need an accessible ballot, please contact (201) 336-7020 or you may go to your assigned polling place, which will provide access to an in-person accessible voting device on Primary Election Day. Should you choose not to vote on a Mail-In Ballot and show up to one of the limited number of Polling Places on Election Day, only Provisional Paper Ballots will be available to cast your vote. The ADA compliant Voting Machine is only for voters who have a disability.
Superintendent DiCostanzo would like voters, already registered in Bergen County, to be aware of the procedures regarding late address changes within county. If a voter has moved from one election district to another in the SAME town or has moved to another town in Bergen before Tuesday, July 7, 2020, please notify this office as soon as possible so that a Mail-In Ballot or an application can be sent to you. If you have any questions, please call 201-336-6110 for assistance.
The Bergen County Superintendent of Elections’ office is responsible for Voter Registration and all associated concerns, Issuing Voter Acknowledgement Cards, Maintaining Custody of Voting Machines and Poll Books, as well as other duties relating to the enforcement of elections laws as per NJSA Tile 19.
On Tuesday, July 7th, voters will cast ballots for their party candidates for President of the United States, US Senate, Congress, Freeholders, and local candidates. It is up to each and every American Citizen to exercise their right to vote.
Superintendent DiCostanzo and Deputy Theresa M. O’Connor are available to answer any question that you might have @ 201-336-6109.
- 1st District: Edgewater Volunteer First Aid Squad (Historic Old Borough Hall) 916 River Road
- 2nd District: Edgewater Volunteer First Aid Squad (Historic Old Borough Hall) 916 River Road
- 3rd District: Edgewater Community Center, 1167 River Road - First Multipurpose Room on the right of the Main Entrance.
- 4th District: Waterford Towers, 190 River Road, 2nd Floor Dining Hall
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Mail-In Ballot Application Procedure
Vote by Mail
To vote by mail-in ballot:
Civilian mail-in ballots are available to voters who will not be able to vote in person on election day.
A voter may apply to the County Clerk in writing for a mail-in ballot. Mail-in ballot applications are available at the County Clerk’s Election Division’s office or at the Edgewater Borough Clerk’s Office at 55 River Road. A mail-in ballot application must be received in the County Clerk’s office (not postmarked) 7 days prior to election day by the 4 p.m., but can be submitted at any time prior to the deadline for an election in the calendar year. The ballot will be sent to the address indicated on the application.
A voter may also apply in person to the County Clerk up until 3 p.m. the day prior to the election. In the event of sickness or confinement, an authorized messenger may pick up a ballot for the voter, provided they are designated in writing in the bottom box of the application. An authorized messenger shall be a family member or a registered voter of Bergen County and shall place his or her signature on the application in the space provided in the presence of the County Clerk or his or her designee. If an emergent circumstance should arise after the 3 p.m. deadline, you may apply to a judge for an order for the County Clerk to issue a ballot.
Vote by Mail If You Are in the Military
A military service voter need not be registered if he or she is otherwise qualified to vote and is:
- A civilian attached to or service with the Armed Forces out of state or a spouse or dependent residing with or accompanying that person
- A member of the Armed Forces or a spouse / dependent of a member
- A patient in a veteran’s hospital
Placement on Permanent Absentee List Application
If you are permanently ill or confined, you may request that the Bergen County Clerk Election Division place you on their permanent Absentee List (PAL). You will not receive ballots, but will be mailed applications every January for all upcoming elections for that year in your municipality.
You may fill them all out and mail them back together to the Election Division either at the same time or individually at any time prior to the 7 day deadline for the election.