Due to the conditions caused by Hurricane Sandy, the Essex County Clerk's Office will operate extended hours, so that voters may collect a vote-by-mail ballot and submit it without going to the polls.
The Clerk's Office is located in Room 247 of the Essex County Hall of Records, 465 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Newark. We will be open:
Mon. Nov. 5: 8am - 4:30pm (latest allowed by NJ law)
If you plan to visit the polls on Election Day, be sure to check this site, to make sure that your usual polling place is operational. Some polling places may need to be moved due to damage or loss of power.
- Residents who want to vote electronically can submit a mail-in ballot application either by e-mail or fax to their county clerk (you'll need to call them to find out their email address). Once the application is approved, the clerk will electronically send a ballot back to the voter also by e-mail or fax. Voters must return the ballot electronically by 8 p.m. on Nov. 6. Applications for mail-in ballots can be found here:http://nj.gov/state/elections/voting-information-vote-by-mail.html. Visitors to the website should ignore messages saying applications cannot be faxed or e-mailed. One important note is that anything done electronically will require signatures and either scanned back into the computer or faxed. For details, call your County Clerk: http://nj.gov/state/elections/voting-information-local-officials.html.
- If you can't get to your normal polling place, you can cast a provisional ballot in person on Tuesday in a county other than the one that you're registered in.