Basic Principles of Primary Election Day June 8 |
ONLY those who REQUESTED postal ballots for the 2016 general election and any election in 2017 and 2018 will automatically receive ballots in the mail.
Voters can request a postal ballot by going online at https://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/vote-by-mail.shtml to print out a request, or by going personally to their county clerk’s office to obtain an application.
To receive your ballot by mail, the request must be received by the county clerk 7 days before the election.
A voter can also apply in person to the county clerk for a mail-in ballot until 3:00 p.m. the day before the election.
The county clerk cannot accept faxed or emailed copies of a request for a postal vote, unless the voter is a military or foreign voter, as an original signature is required.
The drop boxes are now open. For a list of drop boxes, go to https://www.atlantic-county.org/documents/board-of-elections/BallotDropBoxLocations4-20-2021.pdf
Postal ballots must be mailed no later than June 8 and postal delivery of properly postmarked ballots will be accepted by the Election Office until June 14.
A person who carries a completed postal ballot to the Election Office for someone else is considered a “carrier”.