Voters reminded of changes to July 7 Primary Election

The League of Women Voters of the Greater New Brunswick Area reminds the public of changes to the upcoming July 7 Primary Election.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, this election will be conducted primarily by vote-by-mail ballots with limited in-person voting options available. The registration deadline for the upcoming primary election is June 16. Voter registration forms are available at www.lwvnj.org. They must be printed out, signed, and mailed. If voters do
not have access to a printer or need assistance, email jburns@lwvnj.org.

You can register to vote if you are U.S citizen, 17 years old (with the understanding you may not vote before your 18th birthday), have been a resident of your New Jersey county 30 days before the elections, and you are not currently serving a sentence of incarceration for a felony conviction.

Remember to re-register to vote if you change your name, address, or complete your sentence of incarceration. People on parole or probation can register to vote.

Vote-by-mail ballots will automatically be sent to all active registered Republican and
Democratic voters. All unaffiliated voters and inactive Republican and Democratic voters will receive a vote-by-mail application. Both the ballot and application will have pre-paid postage.

The deadline to apply by mail to receive a mail-in ballot is June 30. Your County Clerk must
receive mailed applications by that date. Voters may also apply in-person to the County Clerk for a mail-in ballot by July 7, prior to 8 p.m.

To the extent possible, there will be at least five readily accessible secure ballot drop box
locations per county to submit your vote-by-mail ballot. If you submit your vote-by-mail ballot using a drop box, you must return the ballot on or before July 7, prior to 8 p.m. You can return your vote by mail ballot in-person to your county Board of Elections by 8 p.m. on July 7 as well. You can also return your vote-by-mail ballot by placing it in your mailbox using the U.S. Postal Service. The ballot must be postmarked on or before July 7 and received by the Board of Elections by 8 p.m. on July 14 to be considered valid.

Each municipality will have a minimum of one polling location available and each county will
open a minimum of 50% of its polling places, provided sufficient poll workers are available.
Polling place locations will be announced June 15 and voters will receive mailed notification of polling locations. Voters will not receive sample ballots.

CDC guidelines for polling place safety and sanitation will be followed. Voters who vote at
polling locations will vote using a paper provisional ballot. Voters with disabilities may vote on ADA accessible voting machines. Voters cannot return voted vote-by-mail ballots to polling places.

Visit www.lwvnj.org for more election information.