News from the Somerset County Board of County Commissioners
Shanel Y. Robinson, Commissioner Director Ÿ Doug Singleterry, Commissioner Deputy Director
Sara Sooy, Commissioner Ÿ Melonie Marano, Commissioner Ÿ Paul Drake, Commissioner
Somerset County Clerk Steve Peter Begins Sending Mail-in Ballots for November 7 Election
Voters Who Requested a Mail-in Ballot Should Receive Them Soon, Can Submit Their Ballot at Any Time Until Election Day at 8 p.m.
SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County Clerk Steve Peter will begin sending mail-in ballots to voters who requested them on Saturday, September 23. Voters should expect to receive their ballots over the next two weeks, and can submit their ballot at any time until November 7th at 8 p.m.
“This year’s election in Somerset County will help determine control of the state legislature and many of the leaders of our county and municipalities,” said Clerk Peter. “It is important that every voter have the opportunity to make their voice heard in this and all elections, and our office is working hard to ensure ballots arrive on time for every voter who requested one.”
Voters who are unsure if they have requested a mail-in ballot should call (908) 231-7013 and staff will check their status. Voters who wish to receive a mail-in ballot for any reason can apply by calling the number above or filling out the simple form at http://soconj.gov/requestvbm.
Once voters receive their mail-in ballot, it can be cast in one of three ways:
- Bring a completed mail-in ballot to the Board of Elections at 20 Grove Street in Somerville during working hours and before 8 p.m. on November 7, 2023;
- Place a completed mail-in ballot in one of the 17 secure drop box locations before 8 p.m. on November 7, 2023;
- Have a completed ballot postmarked before 8 p.m. on November 7, 2023. Ballots sent through the US Post Office must arrive at the Board of Elections by 8 p.m. on November 13, 2023 to be counted.
Mail-in ballots cannot be returned to any polling location during early voting or on election day.
Mail-in voters who have not received their ballot, or misplaced, damaged, or made a mistake on their ballot can request a replacement ballot by filling out the form at http://soconj.gov/replacevbm. Replacement ballots are coded to the voter to prevent double voting.
Voters who have not requested a mail in ballot will be able to vote in person from Saturday, October 28 to Sunday, November 5 at any of six locations in Somerset County, or in person on Election Day November 7 at their designated polling place. Voters who requested a mail-in ballot cannot vote in person on a machine.
For more information on the 2023 election, including ballot drop box and polling place locations, please visit http://soconj.gov/elec2023.
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