Ways to Vote

Mail-in Ballot

also known as “early voting” or “voting by mail”

Note: For the July 7, 2020 Primary:

  • All registered, active Republicans and Democrats will automatically be sent a mail-in ballot.
  • Inactive registered Republicans and Democrats, and Unaffiliated voters, will be sent a mail-in ballot application designed specifically for this election. You will need to return the application by June 30 to receive your ballot and vote.
  • You can either mail back your ballot, or drop it off at one of our drop boxes (see below).

Vote-By-Mail Drop Boxes

Prefer to drop off your mail-in ballot, instead of sending it in the mail? Vote-by-Mail Drop Boxes will be installed in 5 locations across Morris County.

The boxes will be installed on or about June 19. They 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 Vote-By-Mail ballots (VBMs) will be picked up on a daily basis and brought to the BOE. All Security measures will be followed when collecting and transporting the VBMs. VBM Drop Boxes will be closed at 8:00 pm, close of polls on Tuesday, July 7.

Locations:

  1. Morris County Administration & Records Building
    10 Court Street, Morristown NJ 07960
    (Outside front entrance)
  2. Mount Olive Municipal Building
    204 Flanders/Drakestown Road, Budd Lake NJ 07828
    (Parking Lot entrance to Municipal Offices)
  3. Rockaway Twp. Municipal Building
    65 Mount Hope Road, Rockaway, NJ 07866
    (Outside Police Department)
  4. Montville Municipal Building
    195 Changebridge Road, Montville, NJ 07045
    (In front of Municipal Building)
  5. Madison Municipal
    Public Safety Building

    62 Kings Road, Madison, NJ 07940
    (Commuter Parking Lot 3)

In 2020, the last day you can apply to receive a ballot by mail is June 30 for the Primary election.

Want to check the status of your mail-in ballot? Follow these steps:

  1. First, make sure you are registered to vote.
  2. Next, sign up for an NJ Department of Elections public access account.
  3. Once you’re logged in, click on the “Mail-in Ballot” button. Your entire history of mail-in ballots will be listed here – if your ballot hasn’t been received yet, it won’t be listed.

Download the Mail-in Ballot application and get more information.


Federal Overseas Voting

also known as “absentee voting” or “military and overseas voting”

If you are a US citizen living outside the US, or an active duty member of the military or their spouse/dependent, you are eligible for a federal overseas ballot.

Absentee ballot applications in 2020 are due on July 3 for the Primary election.

Download the Federal Absentee Ballot application and get more information.


Election Day Voting

Every year two elections are held – the Primary (in June) and General Election (in November). The Primary election determines which candidate for a political party will be eligible to run in the General election. The General election determines who will win the position.

In 2020, Primary Election Day is July 7 (postponed due to COVID-19), and General Election Day is November 3.

Note: Due to COVID-19, the number of polling places in each town will be reduced for the July 7 primary. This will follow the guidelines specified in Executive Order 144.

The Primary Election on July 7, 2020 is being conducted primarily by mail.

If you have a disability and need an accessible ballot, vote at a polling place on election day, where you’ll be given a headset and accessible device to allow you to cast your votes.

All other voters are strongly encouraged to vote by mail. If you come to a polling place, you will only be allowed to vote using a provisional (paper) ballot.

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