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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 in Essex County.
Find 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).