REMINDER: Primary Election Vote By Mail Option


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Today was an important deadline for applying by mail for a Mail-In Ballot by Mail for the Primary Election. Which makes it a good day to share additional Mail-In Ballot information!

First: If you want to receive your mail-in ballot in the mail, the application must be at your county clerk's office 7 days prior to the primary election, which is, basically, now. But read on.

Second: If you didn't make the apply-by-mail deadline, don't despair. You still have time to apply in person for your vote-by-mail ballot at your county clerk's office.

According to the NJ Department of State:

To receive your ballot by mail, the application must be received by the County Clerk 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.

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.


You can vote by mail in New Jersey for any reason you wish -- you do not have to be officially out of town on Election Day. So if this is an option that makes sense to you, go for it. You still can.

For a complete list of vote-by-mail applications by county, go here.

Not sure whether you are registered to vote? Check at this site.

Need a voter registration form? Click here to download a form. (Make sure to choose the form for the county where you live.)