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Voter Information

Just moved to Basking Ridge? Voting for the first time? Here's all the latest information for casting your vote in Bernards Township!

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April 20
Commencement of Mailing of Mail-In Ballots for Primary Election

May 14
Voter Registration Deadline for the Primary Election

May 22
Mailing of Sample Ballots for Primary Election

May 28
Deadline to apply for a Mail-In Ballot by Mail for Primary Election

May 29 – June 2
Early Voting Period

May 31
Deadline for Application to Receive Primary Election Mail-In Ballots by Electronic Means for Qualified Overseas Civilian and Military Voters

June 3 – by 3:00 p.m.
Deadline for In-Person Mail-In Ballot Applications for Primary Election

June 4
Primary Election Day

June 4 - by 4:00 p.m.
General Election Candidate Petition Filing Deadline for Member of The United States Senate & The United States House of Representatives

June 4
Deadline for Post Office Receipt of Mail-In Ballots from the Primary Election

June 4
Deadline for In-Person Submission of Primary Election Mail-In Ballots to County Boards of Election and to Authorized Ballot Drop Boxes

June 10
Deadline for Receipt of Timely Mailed Postmarked Mail-In Ballots to County Boards of Election

June 15
Deadline for Receipt of Cure Form to County Boards of Election

September 21
Commencement of Mailing of Mail-In Ballots for General Election
(45 days before election)

October 15
Voter Registration Deadline for General Election
(21 days before election)

October 23
Mailing of Sample Ballots for General Election

October 26 - November 3
Early Voting Period

October 29
Deadline to apply for a Mail-In Ballot by Mail for General Election

November 1
Deadline for Application to Receive General Election Mail-In Ballots by Electronic Means for
Qualified Overseas Civilian and Military Voters

November 4 – by 3:00 p.m.
Deadline for In-Person Mail-In Ballot Applications for General Election
(up to 3:00 p.m. on the day before election)

November 5
General Election

November 5
Deadline for Post Office Receipt of Mail-In Ballots from the General Election

Deadline for in Person Submission of General Election Mail-In Ballots to County Boards of
Election and to Authorized Ballot Drop Boxes

November 7
Deadline for Receipt by County Boards of Elections of Mail-In Ballots by delivery of the United
States Postal Service that DO NOT Bear a Postmark of Delivery
(no later than 48 hours (2 days) after the time of the closing of the polls for the election)

November 11
Deadline for Receipt of Timely Mailed Postmarked Mail-In Ballots to County Boards of Election

November 16
Deadline for Receipt of Cure Form to County Boards of Election
(within 11 days after the general election)

2024 General Election Key dates and deadlines

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download your vote by mail application

Registered voters should print, complete the form, and mail to the County Clerk no later than October 29th. Please allow time for the Clerk to mail your ballot to you. Fill it out and return it asap. We recommend using the drop box if possible. Ballots must be postmarked by Election Day and received by the Clerk no later than November 11th. Receipt after the deadline is the #1 reason Vote by Mail ballots are rejected. Don’t let this happen to you!



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NJ Voter Registration Application

If you prefer to mail or deliver your application, you can download it below. Mail or deliver the Voter Registration Application to:

SOMERSET COUNTY COMMISSIONER OF REGISTRATION
20 GROVE STREET, P.O. Box 3000
SOMERVILLE, NJ 08876-9897

To register online, you will need your date of birth and ONE of the following forms of identification:

A current and valid Driver’s License or a non-driver Identification Card (ID card) issued by the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) Your information will be provided to the MVC to validate identification, and to retrieve a copy of your digitized signature.

A Social Security number To use your social security number, you must have the ability to sign on-screen or upload your signature to complete the registration process. If you are unable to provide a digital signature, you can not register online. Instead, you can download the voter registration application below.

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Register online

To register in New Jersey you must be:
A United States citizen
At least 17 years old, and understand that you may not vote until reaching the age of 18.
A resident of the county for 30 days before the election.
You are NOT currently serving a sentence, probation or parole because of a felony conviction.
The registrant must complete a Voter Registration Application and/or Party Affiliation Form.


If you have any questions about voting, registration, mail-in ballots, or polling locations, please feel free to email us. We will do our best to help you find the information you need to vote in the Primary and General Elections and have your voice counted!

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It's simple, secure & helps the campaign!

FILL OUT YOUR BALLOT
Use pencil or blue or black ink. Fill in the oval to the right of your choice. To make a write-in choice, fill in the oval and clearly print the name of the candidate.

When you receive your vote by mail ballot

INSERT INTO THE CERTIFICATION ENVELOPE
Place the ballot in this envelope and seal it. Complete and sign the Certificate of Mail-In Voter. Do not detach it from the envelope. If someone assists you in completing your ballot, they must complete the bottom portion. Candidates cannot be assistors.

INSERT INTO THE RETURN ENVELOPE
Place the certification envelope in the postage-paid return envelope. Take a photo or write down your Voter ID number so you can track your ballot here. If someone mails or delivers your ballot for you, they must complete the Bearer Portion in front of you before the ballot leaves your possession. A person may serve as bearer for up to 3 voters. Candidates may not serve as bearers. 

RETURN YOUR BALLOT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
Deposit your ballot in the secure Drop Box located at the Parks & Rec. entrance in the Bernards Township Municipal Building at 1 Collyer Lane. Open 24/7. 

If you have not received your ballot by October 9th, or have any other questions please call the Somerset County Clerk at 908-231-7013 or email: CountyClerk@co.somerset.nj.us

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