Notice of Changes in Mail-In Ballot Law
Jerry L. Midgette, Somerset County’s Election Board Administrator and President of the New Jersey Association of Election Officials, has announced that changes have been made to the New Jersey Mail-In Ballot Law that have the potential to affect voters who seek to cast mail-in ballots in the Nov. 3 general election.
“In an effort to minimize confusion to those voters who choose to utilize the mail-in ballot to vote in this general election, I am strongly urging voters and persons delivering a ballot for another voter to follow the guidance as set forth in this announcement for returning a mail-in ballot to the Board of Elections,” said Midgette.
“Somerset County voters are reminded that ballots must be received by the Board of Elections by the close of polls on Election Day at 8 p.m.,” he said. “Even ballots that are postmarked by Nov. 3 will not be counted if they are received late.”
The following information, along with a listing of do’s and don’ts, also has been posted on the Election Board’s website:
For bearers (persons delivering a ballot for another voter):
For All Voters:
The Somerset County Board of Elections office is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and until 8 p.m. on Election Day. The office is located on the first floor of the Somerset County Administration Building at 20 Grove St., Somerville. Free parking is available in the adjacent Bernie Field Parking Deck.