RARITAN TWP, NJ - The Field House at Hunterdon Central High School will be the only polling location open in Raritan Township for the Nov. 3 election.
Township Clerk Lisa Fania explained to the township committee Tuesday some of the changes voters could expect in this fall’s election after Gov. Phil Murphy gave all voters the opportunity to vote by mail to stave off the spread of COVID-19.
Every registered voter should have received a ballot. The question is, how to return it.
The poll will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voters can drop off their mail-in ballot or fill out a provisional paper ballot.
The provisional ballot won’t be counted until Nov. 11.
Disabled voters will be able to use a voting machine to cast a ballot. Everyone else will be required to cast a paper ballot.
In the meantime, voters can drop off their mail-in ballots at boxes located in front of the Hunterdon County Library on Route 12 or at the Historic Courthouse on Main Street in Flemington. They can also deliver them in person to the Board of Elections inside the Historic Courthouse.
“Go to the Board of Elections and do it in person,” advised Committeeman Lou Reiner, who expressed concern about using the Postal Service to mail ballots.
As of Oct. 21, 9,006 of Raritan Township’s 20,328 voters had cast ballots, according to County Clerk Mary Melfi.