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How to Vote

Your vote in Essex County countsFor the November 3, 2020 Election, there are three ways to vote:

  • Vote by Mail Ballot
  • Provisional Ballot
  • ADA Accessible Voting

Vote By Mail
In the 2020 General Election, New Jersey will send a mail-in ballot to all active, registered voters. When your ballot arrives, read it carefully and follow the instructions to complete and return it.

Ballots can be returned

  • by USPS Mail
  • It must be postmarked on or before November 3 and be received by the Essex Board of Elections on or before November 10.

  • to your polling place
  • Bring your ballot to your polling place by 8:00 p.m. on election day, November 3. Remember only you, the voter, can bring your ballot to your polling place on election day.

  • to the Essex County Board of Election Office
  • located at 465 Dr. Martin Luther King Dr. Room 411 Newark, NJ 07102 by 8:00PM on November 3, 2020.

  • to a Secure Ballot Box Location
  • in Essex County by 8:00PM on November 3, 2020.

Find Polling Places -OR- Secure Ballot Boxes in Essex County.

If you are mailing or presenting a vote by mail ballot on behalf of someone else, please read this important notice.

The County Clerk cannot accept faxed or e-mailed copies of the Vote by Mail Application (unless you are an overseas voter).

Provisional Voters
Any registered voter who did not receive a Vote by Mail ballot may vote by Provisional Ballot at their assigned polling place for the November 3, 2020 election.

ADA Accessible Voting
If a voter has a disability that prevents them from voting independently on a paper ballot, they may vote on the ADA accessible machine at their assigned polling place.

Find out the Election Dates

Register to Vote before the deadline

Vote in-person at your local polling place, or vote by mail or overseas ballot

Check the Election Results