HACKENSACK, N.J. — The Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders have put together a video providing helpful voting information to Bergen County residents. 

This year, Bergen County residents will be voting exclusively by mail. Ballots will be mailed to voters no later than October 5. Working in conjunction with local election officials, the Freeholders compiled answers to the most frequently asked questions surrounding voting by mail. It is the goal of the Freeholders to increase turnout for the November election. It is their belief that regardless of which candidates residents choose, our Democracy is best served when we have an active and engaged electorate. 

Working to comply with Governor Phil Murphy’s executive order that mandates each county have secure ballot drop boxes, the Bergen County Board of Elections has also announced that there will be 18 such drop boxes throughout the county including one at One Bergen County Plaza (County Administration Building) in Hackensack. 

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An alternative to mailing voted mail-in ballots at local post offices, the drop boxes were paid for by the State of New Jersey. 
Ballots will be picked up regularly, and brought to the Board of Elections offices for immediate processing.  The last pick-up will be at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3. Voters may also choose to mail their ballots at the post office or bring their own ballot to their polling place on Election Day.

Access to ballot drop boxes is 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Ballots must be in a drop box by 8 p.m. on election night, Tuesday, November 3, when the boxes will be locked. Ballots left after 8 p.m. on election night will be considered late and not counted.