General Election

November 3, 2020

  • Mail-in ballots to be sent to all active registered voters by 10/5
  • Voter registration deadline is 10/13
  • Election day is 11/3
    • Polls are open from 6:00am – 8:00pm
    • Ballots can be returned by mail, drop box, or by handing it directly to a poll worker
    • Ballots must be postmarked by 11/3, received no later than 8pm, 11/10

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General Election Updates

Gov. Phil Murphy has announced that the General Election in New Jersey this November 3 will be conducted primarily by paper ballot.

Voting machines will not be used for the general election. If you come to a polling place, you will vote on a paper provisional ballot (unless you require ADA accommodations).

Mail-in Ballots

  • All registered voters will be mailed a Mail-In Ballot on or before October 5.
    • No application for the 2020 General Election is required.  If you are an active registered voter, you will automatically be mailed a Mail-In Ballot.
  • Voted Mail-In Ballots returned via the USPS must be postmarked on or before November 3 and received by November 10.
  • If you have not received your mail-in ballot, please contact the County Clerk’s Office at 973-285-6066.
  • You can track the status of your ballot by signing up for a My Voter Record account (a service from the State of NJ).

Drop Boxes

  • Voted Mail-In Ballots can be deposited into one of the 16 Drop Boxes throughout Morris County. All 16 drop boxes have been installed.
  • The Drop Boxes are all outside and under surveillance 24/7. They resemble a USPS Blue Mailbox, but are Red, White & Blue and display “Morris County – Official Ballot Drop Box.” The ballots will be picked up on a daily basis by county representatives. All security measures will be followed when collecting and transporting the Mail-In Ballots back to the Board of Elections. The Drop Boxes will be closed at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, November 3.
  • You can drop your Voted Mail-In Ballot off at your polling location on Election Day. You cannot bring another voters ballot.

In-Person Voting

  • Each municipality has at least one in-person polling site.
  • Voting machines will not be used for the general election.
  • In-person voting at the polls will be via a paper Provisional Ballot.
  • Individuals whose disability prevents them from voting a paper ballot will have access to ADA-conforming voting at the polls.

Things to Know

  • Sample Ballots will not be mailed out this Election. They can be viewed on the Morris County Clerk’s website.
  • A postcard providing your consolidated polling location will be mailed to you on or before Tuesday, October 23.
  • Voter Registration deadline for the General Election is Tuesday, October 13.

Note:  Absentee, Mail-In and Vote-By-Mail Ballots are considered all the same in New Jersey.

Office Closed to Public

In response to the public health emergency and to curtail the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) the Morris County Board of Elections is currently not open to the public.

Voter Registration Applications

All paper voter registration applications and/or change of party affiliation forms should be mailed to this office. Any questions can be emailed to [email protected].

Frequently Asked Questions

Important Notices

Voter registration: You must mail in the voter registration form. Faxed or emailed applications are not accepted.

Warning! Registering to vote is FREE. Any website that charges for voter registration is not an official government site. Beware of releasing personally identifiable voter registration information on non-governmental sites.

About Morris County Elections

This site was created by the government of Morris County to help its citizens participate in elections.

Morris County’s elections are administered by two offices: the Morris County Board of Elections and the Morris County Clerk’s Office. You’ll see links throughout this site to both the Board and the Clerk.

Contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

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