HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - With the New Jersey primary elections having been pushed to July 7, the state is mandating only one building to be open in each town for in-person voting, with recommendations to residents to vote by mail because of the pandemic.
Lisa Fania, township clerk in Raritan Township, said that per the county clerk’s office, the primary will primarily be a vote by mail election.
“Each municipality is responsible for having one polling location open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. to facilitate audio voting by machine for any voter unable to complete a paper ballot without assistance due to disability,” she said, “ and a paper provisional ballot for any voter issued a ballot by mail that either did not receive it or did not return it.”
The polling location for Raritan Township will be the municipal building.
According to Flemington Borough Clerk Sallie Graziano, borough hall will be the only polling site open in the borough, and most people will be able to vote by provisional ballot.
“Most people are voting by mail-in ballot,” she said.
Generally, Graziano said, people who come in person to vote will have to fill out a paper ballot.
Candidates in both Raritan Township and Flemington Borough are running unopposed in the primary elections.
They will be held July 7 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.