The Vote is the Most Powerful Nonviolent Tool We Have. – John Lewis.
Register to Vote Deadline = OCTOBER 12th
October 12, 2020 – Voter Registration Deadline for General Election (21 days before election) N.J.S.A. 19:31-6
Primary Election Moved to Tuesday, July 7th
Please be advised that on April 8th Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 120, which postpones the Primary Election from June 2nd to July 7th. The Order also states that all deadlines for meeting statutory requirements that are currently scheduled to occur after April 11 will be calculated using the July 7th Primary Election date. Please refer to the 2020 Primary Election Timeline for exact dates.
Election Day = Tuesday, NOVEMBER 3, 2020
Check if you are registered or check your polling place:
Information on Registering to Vote:
Information on Vote by Mail Ballots:
You may apply for a Mail-In Ballot if you are a registered voter by completing an application and submitting it to the Morris County Clerk’s Office office either by mail or in person. A Mail-In Ballot Application by mail must be received by the Clerk’s Office no later than 7 days prior to the election for which it is being requested. All Mail-In Ballot Applications received by mail will be processed in a timely manner and Mail-In Ballots will be mailed directly to the voter. Registered voters may apply in person or via authorized messenger for a Mail-In Ballot up until 3:00 P.M. of the day before the election. Those voters applying in person will be able to receive their ballot by hand upon submitting the application.
Per Morris County Clerk: Important Message Regarding the Statewide Vote by Mail Law effective August 2018.
Effective August 28, 2019, P.L.2019, c.265 was enacted requiring County Clerks to send Vote by Mail Ballots for the November 5, 2019 General Election to all voters who voted by mail in any election in 2017 or 2018. Please be advised the law also requires the County Clerks to automatically issue Vote by Mail Ballots for all future elections to all voters who voted by mail in any election in 2017 or 2018 unless the voter informs the County Clerk in writing that they do not wish to receive a Vote by Mail Ballot for all future elections.
NOW: a voter has only two options for voting by mail. A voter can request a Mail-In Ballot for: 1) one election or 2) for all elections every year until the voter opts out in writing. Voters can download the updated Vote by Mail application here.
It is important to remember that, according to State law, any voter who receives a Mail-In Ballot will not be permitted to vote on a voting machine on Election Day. Voters will either have to utilize the Mail-In Ballot they receive or vote on a paper provisional ballot at the polls on Election Day.
As for the November 3, 2020 General Election: as of this point the above remains current and unchanged.
If you have any questions about the Vote by Mail process or about the new law, you are encouraged to contact the Morris County Clerk’s Office – Elections Division at MorrisCountyClerkElections@co.morris.nj.us or 973-285-6066.