TRENTON, NJ -- Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello continues to prepare voters for the 2020 General Election on November 3, including by making voting as accessible as possible, notably by ensuring that her office's outreach effort reflects the diversity of languages spoken and understood throughout the county.
“As our County and State become more diverse, it is important to have our outreach reflect that,” said Sollami Covello. “We have to make the electoral process as inclusive as possible.”
The County Clerk’s office has Spanish and bilingual mail-in ballots for several municipalities. Before the July Primary Election, the Clerk’s office also produced a Spanish-language video on how to vote by mail, while West Windsor resident Yan Mei Wang donated a similar one detailing the vote-by-mail process in Chinese.
The Office also recently offered voter information to the Indian community in Hindi and Gujarati which can be found on their website.
While a limited number of polling places will be open for people who prefer to vote by provisional (paper) ballots on November 3, and voting machines will be available for those with documented physical impairments, this year's election as declared by Governor Phil Murphy through an Executive Order, will be primarily conducted by mail.
Those who vote by mail have the option of returning their completed ballots via the U.S. Postal Service, their polling place on Election Day, to the Board of Elections at 1440 Parkside Avenue, Ewing, or to one of the 16 secure drop boxes throughout the County. The drop boxes will remain open until 8pm on Election Day.
If you have any questions relating to the 2020 Election, please call the Election Hotline at (609) 278-2719. Voters who need assistance voting can contact the County Clerk's Office at (609) 278-7161.
The State Division of Elections already offers voter registration material in eleven different languages through their website
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