VOTER INFORMATION & REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR 2020 & GENERAL ELECTION

On August 14, 2020, New Jersey Governor Philip Murphy signed Executive Order No. 177 which requires a vote-by-mail ballot for the November 3, 2020 General Election be mailed to every active, registered voter. This Executive Order aims to ensure voters preserve their constitutional right to vote while upholding the priority of public health during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

 Specific changes included in Executive Order No. 177 are as follows:

  • All active, registered voters will receive a vote-by-mail ballot without the need to fill out an application.

Ballots will be mailed to voters by Monday, October 5, 2020.

 Voters will have several options to choose from when deciding how to return their completed ballot: 

  • Option 1: Mail your completed ballot to the Bergen County Board of Elections with the postage-paid envelope provided with your ballot.
  • Option 2: Drop your completed ballot in one of the Secure Ballot Drop Boxes located throughout Bergen County.  The closest drop boxes are in Fort Lee – 1355 Inwood Terrace – The Fort Lee Community Center, and Ridgefield – 725 Slocum Avenue – The Ridgefield Community Center.
  • Option 3: Return your completed ballot to your assigned polling place on Election Day, you will be required to wait online and sign the voter registration book when dropping off your ballot. Please note you will only be allowed to drop off your own ballot.

There will be limited polling locations for in-person voting on Election Day. Voters who do not complete their vote-by-mail ballot but instead wish to vote in-person will be provided a paper provisional ballot. ADA accessible voting machines will be available for disabled voters only.

 ELECTION DISTRICTS 1, 2, 3, 4 WILL BE COMBINED INTO ONE (1) LOCATION AT THE EDGEWATER COMMUNITY CENTER, 1167 RIVER ROAD.

 A notice of assigned polling locations will be mailed to voters, but sample ballots will not. Sample ballots will be posted for viewing at http://www.bergencountyclerk.org/Services/34.

 The voter registration deadline remains October 13, 2020, feel free to contact the Borough Clerk’s office for an application, 201-943-1700 ext. 3137.

 Additional information and announcements regarding the 2020 General Election will be posted as they become available.  Please direct questions to the Elections Division of the Bergen County Clerk’s Office at (201) 336-7000 or contact Annamarie O’Connor, Borough Clerk at 201-943-1700 ext. 3137.

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VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR GENERAL ELECTION

 

Hackensack, NJ, August 27, 2020 - Bergen County Superintendent of Elections Patricia DiCostanzo issued a notice that Tuesday, October 13, 2020 is the last day for residents to register to vote for the November 3, 2020 Presidential General 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 November 3, 2020, and be a resident of New Jersey and Bergen County.

 

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, October 13, 2020.  People may also register at their local municipal clerk’s office, hours vary.

 

In light of the coronavirus pandemic and Executive Order No. 177, ALL REGISTERED VOTERS WILL AUTOMATICALLY RECEIVE A VOTE-BY-MAIL BALLOT for the November 3, 2020 General Election. You may return your postage paid ballot via USPS or bring to one of 18 secured Vote by Mail Drop Boxes located throughout the County. You may contact the Board of Elections at 201-336-6230 or the Board of Elections website to locate a Drop Box near you.   

 

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 General 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, in you town 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 November 3, 2020, please notify this office as soon as possible so that a Mail-In Ballot can be sent to you at your current address.  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 Title 19.

 

On Tuesday, November 3rd, voters will cast ballots 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.

Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders Release a Video to Assist Residents with Vote by Mail for the November General Election.

Ballots will mailed to voters no later than October 5, 2020

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