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How to Vote in the November 3, 2020 General Election

All active registered voters in New Jersey will automatically receive their ballots in the mail,  Then it’s as easy as VOTE, SIGN, SEAL, RETURN. How you return it is up to you. 

Every active voter registered in New Jersey should receive a ballot in the mail at the address where the voter is registered. Ballots will be mailed the week of October 5.  If it hasn’t arrived by October 12, track your mail-in ballot status online at Vote.NJ.Gov or contact your County Clerk, listed on the County Election Officials page.  There will be no sample ballots. What you receive is what you use to vote.

Friday, October 23 is the last day to request a replacement ballot through the mail. Ballots can still be requested in person at the County Clerk’s office (location TBD due to COVID restrictions) through 8 p.m. on November 3, 2020.


Voters have three options for returning their ballots:

  1. Use the United States Postal Service. 
    Ballots must be post-marked by November 3rd and received no later than 8:00pm on November 9, 2020 to be counted. Additionally, for this election, ballots received from the United States Postal Service within 48 hours after November 3rd without a postmark will also be counted. 

  2. Drop your ballot in one of the county’s 13 ballot drop boxes. 
    Voters will be able to drop off their Vote by Mail ballot at one of the ballot drop box locations beginning the week of September 28, 2020. These ballot drop boxes will be available 24 hours daily for ballot drop off by the voter or authorized Bearer until 8:00 PM on November 3, 2020. The ballot drop boxes will be under video surveillance at all times.   

  3. Deliver your own ballot to your assigned poll location on Election Day. 
    Voters will be required to sign a certification that the ballot being delivered to the poll is their own ballot and Poll Workers will only be permitted to accept the ballot of the person signing the certification.

 

In Person Voting for Persons with a Certified Disability

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.

Polling Locations

Hillsborough Township's polling locations for those who wish to drop off their mail in ballot in person, 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:

  • Municipal Building, 379 South Branch Road (Dist. 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 21, 24, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32)

  • Hillsborough Middle School, 260 Triangle Rd (Dist. 5-7, 12, 17)

  • Amsterdam School, 301 Amsterdam Drive (Dist. 9,11, 20, 25, 27)

  • Hillsborough High School Library-Side Entrance, 466 Raider Blvd. (Dist. 4, 18, 22, 23, 31)

  • Auten Road Intermediate School, 281 Auten Road (Dist. 2, 13, 14, 16, 19, 33)

Important Dates

October 5

Commencement of Mailing of Mail-In Ballots for General Election

(Moved from 45 days before election to 29 days before election as per Executive Order 177) 


October 13

Voter Registration Deadline for General Election

(21 days before election)

 
October 13

Mandated Evening Voter Registration Available for General Election in Offices of County Commissioners of Registration

(optional for Municipal Clerks) (21 days before election)


October 20

Deadline for Filing of Challenger Appointments for General Election

(second Tuesday preceding election)

 

October 23

Deadline to apply for a Mail-In Ballot by Mail for General Election

(Moved from not less than 7 days prior to election to 11 days before election as per Executive Order 177)


October 30

Deadline for Application to Receive General Election Mail-In Ballots by Electronic Means for Qualified Overseas Civilian and Military Voters

(4th day before election) 


November 3 General Election

(Tuesday after first Monday in November)


November 3 – Prior to 8:00 pm

Deadline for In-Person Mail-In Ballot Applications for General Election

(Voted ballots must be returned to the County Board of Elections by 8:00 p.m. on November 3, 2020)


November 3

Deadline for Post Office Receipt of Mail-In Ballots from the General Election


November 3

Deadline for in Person Submission of General Election Mail-In Ballots to County Boards of Election

(by 8:00 p.m. on the day of election)

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