IMPORTANT NOTICE: A new law was passed on August 10, 2015, limiting the number of Vote by Mail ballots an individual can pick up from the Clerk’s office to 3. The person must also show valid identification upon picking the ballots.
Additionally, anyone returning Vote by Mail ballots in person can only transport 3 ballots to the Clerk’s office.
The full notice is posted below:
Amendments Concerning Mail-In Ballot Bearers & Messengers
Effective August 10, 2015, P.L. 2015, Chapter 84, amended that portion of Title 19 concerning the return of voted mail-in ballots by “bearers.” While previously there was no limit on the number of mail-in ballots that a bearer could mail or return to the Board of Elections on behalf of other voters, the new law limits to three (3) the number of qualified voters that a person may serve as a bearer for in an election. N.J.S.A. 19:63-4(a). No person shall serve as an authorized messenger for more than three qualified voters in an election. This reduces the previous limit of 10 qualified voters for whom a person could serve as an authorized messenger.
In addition to the limit of 3 voters for whom a person may serve as an authorized messenger or as a bearer, whenever a person delivers a ballot to the county board of elections, that person is now required to “provide proof of the person’s identity in the form of a New Jersey driver’s license, or another form of identification issued or recognized as official by the federal government, the State, or any of its subdivisions, providing the identification carries the full address and signature of the person.” N.J.S.A. 19:63-16(d)(2).