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How to Vote in the July 7, 2020 Primary Election

Democrats and Republicans who are registered and “active” should have already received ballots in the mail at their official voting address. The ballots are enclosed in an oversized envelope with a red stripe and white letters reading, “OFFICIAL BALLOT ENCLOSED”. This is the official ballot for the primary, and registered Democratic and Republican voters should use these ballots. If a ballot is mistakenly discarded or lost, the voter should contact the Somerset County Clerk’s office at 908-231-7013 for assistance. 

  • Voters who receive a Vote-by-Mail ballot are encouraged to vote and mail their ballot to the Somerset County Board of Elections in the postage paid envelope as soon as possible. Ballots returned by mail must be postmarked no later than 8:00 p.m. on July 7, 2020.
  • Ballots may also be placed in one of five secure Election Ballot Drop Boxes located throughout the County. One of the drop boxes will be located at the main entrance to the Hillsborough Township Municipal Building at 379 S. Branch Rd. The deadline for placing it in one of the secure drop boxes or for delivering your ballot in person to the Somerset County Board of Elections is 8:00 p.m. on July 7, 2020. 
All voted ballots must be in a drop box, returned to the Board of Elections or postmarked by 8 pm on Election Day.  

Unaffiliated and “inactive” voters have been mailed a special application to use if they would like to receive a mail-in ballot for the July 7 Primary. If an application has been mistakenly discarded or lost, a replacement can be downloaded in English or Spanish here. Voters may also apply in person at the Somerset County Clerk’s Office at 20 Grove Street in Somerville before 8 p.m. the day of the election.

Unaffiliated voters must choose to be affiliated with the Democratic or Republican party to receive either a Republican or Democrat vote-by mail-ballot. Voters may return to their Unaffiliated status following the primary by completing and submitting a Party Declaration Form to the Board of Elections.

Polling Locations
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and to protect the health and safety of both the voting public and election workers, a limited number of polling locations will be open to support voters who require special assistance. In-person voting will be via provisional ballot only, unless the voter is visually impaired or otherwise certifies to a disability which requires an accessible voting machine.  All other voters who visit a polling location will be required to vote on a provisional ballot.

Hillsborough Township's polling locations for those requiring an accessible ballot and for those who did not submit their ballots by mail and wish to fill out a provisional paper ballot are as follows:
  • Mary Mother of God Church, 157 South Triangle Road (Districts 2, 5-7, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 19, 33)
  • Municipal Building, 379 South Branch Road (Districts 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 21, 24, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32)
  • Auten Road Intermediate School, 281 Auten Road (Districts 4, 9, 11, 18, 20, 22, 23, 25, 27, 31)

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