Vote By Mail Ballots

THERE IS NO UNIVERSAL MAILING OF BALLOTS.

YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A VOTE BY MAIL BALLOT

UNLESS YOU SPECIFICALLY APPLIED FOR ONE

New Jersey voters now have 3 options for voting in 2021:
  • One option is VOTE BY MAIL BALLOTS- By completing a Vote by Mail application you may apply to receive your ballot in the mail.  
    • October 26 – Deadline to apply for a Mail-In Ballot by Mail for General Election
    • If you are issued a mail in ballot, you will NOT be unable to vote on a machine, but will be provided a Provisional ballot at the polling location.

What are Mail-In Ballots?

  • Ballots for Washington Twp voters were mailed by the Morris County Clerk on October 18th.  SO, THEY SHOULD BE IN YOUR MAILBOX BY NOW if you requested one. If you haven’t received your ballot then please contact the Morris County Clerk’s Office -973-285-6120 or ccemail@co.morris.nj.us.

How to Complete Your Ballot.

Mark it, Sign it, Return it.

  • Review the instructions enclosed with the Ballot
  • MARK it – Fill in the circle completely with black or blue pen next to candidate’s name you are voting for
  • Put Ballot in the inner certificate envelope
  • SIGN & Fill out the certificate. Do NOT detach the certificate
  • Put inner certificate envelope into the pre-addressed stamped mailing envelope.
  • Seal the Envelope
  • Return your competed ballot by either:
    • US Mail (postage is prepaid), or
    • putting in a Drop Box (There is a Drop Box in Washington Township at the Police Station), or
    • directly to the Board of Elections in Morris County Administration Building in Morristown.
    • NOTE: Vote-by-mail ballots CANNOT be returned to your polling place for this election.

There are videos to illustrate the process – click on the right menu or menu above.

NOTE: Any questions about your signature of record, or you need a replacement ballot because of misplacement, marked incorrectly, ripped, ate by the dog, etc. then contact the Morris County Clerk at 973-285-6066 or Board of Elections at 973-285-6715 or elections@co.morris.nj.us. Or New Jersey Division of Elections at 1-877-658-6837 with any questions. See: https://wtdcnj.org/morris-county-elections-center/ for more Morris County contact information.

NOTE: Vote-by-mail ballots CANNOT be returned to your polling place for this election.


How to Return Your Ballot.

You Can return your Ballot using one of the secure Drop Boxes. There is a Drop Box in Washington Township at the Police Station.

NOTE: Vote-by-mail ballots CANNOT be returned to your polling place for this election.

DROP BOXES

Concerned about the Postal Service?  Then you can drop off your mail-in ballot in a secure Drop Box.  Drop Boxes are located in thirty (30) locations across Morris County. There is a Drop Box in Washington Township at the Police Station.

Drop Boxes resemble a USPS Blue Mailbox, but are Red, White & Blue and display “Morris County – Official Ballot Drop Box.”

Drop boxes are secure:

  • All are outside and bolted into concrete
  • They are outside and under video surveillance 24/7. They resemble a USPS Blue Mailbox, but are Red, White & Blue and display “Morris County – Official Ballot Drop Box.”
  • Each Drop Box can be opened/closed only with a unique set of keys for that specific mailbox. Only the Board of Elections (not the United States Postal Service) has access to those keys.
  • Employees of the Board of Elections pick up ballots from each Drop Box at least once each day. All Security measures will be followed when collecting and transporting the ballots.

Drop Box Locations

For Drop Box information see: https://elections.morriscountynhttps://www.morriscountynj.gov/Government/Voting-and-Elections/Ways-to-Vote/How-to-Submit-Your-Mail-In-Ballot/Ballot-Drop-Box-Locationsj.gov/ways-to-vote/


OR

Or return your Vote By Mail Ballot by

MAILING YOUR BALLOT – US Post Office

What To Know About Mailing Your Ballot:

  • Mark, SIGN and Return your ballot as soon as you can
  • Ballots sent via US mail must be postmarked by Nov 3, 2020 and received no later than 8:00 pm on November 10th
  • The envelopes are preaddressed and pre-stamped so there is no need to add postage
  • Make sure you have filled in the circles next to the candidates name you are voting for
  • Make sure you have signed the certification and left it attached before placing your ballot in the mailing envelope
  • If you cannot mail your ballot by about October 20th, you should consider taking it to one of the secure Drop Boxes in our county. There is a Drop Box the the Washington Township Police Station.

What should I do if I make a mistake, damage, or lose my vote-by-mail ballot?

If you have not already returned your ballot, you may request a replacement vote-by-mail ballot from your County Clerk. If you go to your polling location on Election Day, you will have to vote using a paper Provisional Ballot.

Deadlines

  • Commencement of Mailing Mail-In Ballots -Saturday, September 18
  • Voter Registration Deadline – Tuesday, October 12
  • Mailing of Sample Ballots – Wednesday, October 20
  • Early Voting Period – Saturday, October 23 – Sunday, October 31
  • Election Day – Tuesday, November 2
  • Mail-In Ballots must be postmarked by Election Day, Tuesday, November 2nd, and received no later than Monday, November 8th.

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