Ways to Vote

Mail-in Ballot

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

November 3, 2020 General Election

Note: For the November 3, 2020 election:

  • All registered voters will be mailed a Mail-In Ballot.
  • No application for the 2020 General Election is required. If you are an active registered voter, you will automatically be mail a Mail-In Ballot.
  • You can either mail back your ballot, drop it off at a polling location, or drop it off at one of our drop boxes (see below).
  • Ballots sent via USPS must be postmarked by 11/3, and received no later than 8pm on 11/10.

Vote-By-Mail Drop Boxes

Drop box at the Morris County Administration and Records BuildingPrefer to drop off your mail-in ballot, instead of sending it in the mail? Vote-by-Mail Drop Boxes will be installed in 16 locations across Morris County (5 are currently installed).

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.

Drop box locations:

  1. Chester Township Municipal Building
    1 Parker Road. Chester, NJ 07930
    Parking Lot by Clothing Drop Box
  2. Denville Municipal Building
    1 St. Mary’s Place, Denville, NJ 07834
    Outside Main Entrance
  3. Dover Municipal Building
    37 North Sussex St, Dover, NJ 07801
    Front of Building
  4. Jefferson Municipal Building
    1033 Weldon Road, Oak Ridge, NJ 07438
    Outside Main Entrance
  5. Kinnelon Borough Town Hall
    130 Kinnelon Road, Kinnelon, NJ 07405
    Parking Lot – Back Entrance
  6. Long Hill Town Hall
    915 Valley Road, Gillette, NJ 07933
    Side Entrance
  7. Madison Public Safety Complex
    62 Kings Road, Madison, NJ 07940
    (Commuter Parking Lot 3)
  8. Mendham Boro Police Department
    3 Cold Hill Rd, South, Mendham, NJ 07945
    Outside Front Entrance
  9. Montville Municipal Building
    195 Changebridge Road, Montville, NJ 07045
    (In front of Municipal Building)
  10. Morris County Administration & Records Building
    10 Court Street, Morristown NJ 07960
    (Outside front entrance)
  11. Mount Olive Municipal Building
    204 Flanders/Drakestown Road, Budd Lake NJ 07828
    (Parking Lot entrance to Municipal Offices)
  12. Parsippany Municipal Building
    1001 Parsippany Blvd, Parsippany, NJ 07054
    Outside Main Entrance – Facing Route 287
  13. Randolph Municipal Building
    502 Millbrook Avenue, Randolph 07869
    Outside Main Entrance
  14. Rockaway Twp. Municipal Building
    65 Mount Hope Road, Rockaway, NJ 07866
    (Outside Police Department)
  15. Roxbury Township Town Hall
    1715 Route 46, Ledgewood, NJ 07852
    Outside Main Entrance
  16. Wharton Municipal Building
    10 Robert Street, Wharton 07885
    Outside Main Entrance

Check Your Ballot Status

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.


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.

Download the Federal Absentee Ballot application and get more information.


In-Person Voting on Election Day

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 was 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 November 3 election. This will follow the guidelines specified in Executive Order 177.

The General Election on November 3, 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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