TRENTON, NJ - While more than 2.27 million New Jerseyans have already returned their ballots for the General Election by mail, polling locations will be open for those who prefer to cast their ballots in person on November 3.  To help voters locate those polling locations, Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello and Mercer County Superintendent of Elections Cathy DiCostanzo recently announced that postcards denoting these polling places have been mailed to registered voters. 

The postcard will contain the polling location, complete with the address and voting districts it will serve. A full list of polling locations can be seen HERE. The polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day. For those who have a documented physical or visual impairment, machines will be available at their respective polling place.

The postcards only apply to voters who have not already voted by mail. 

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Governor Phil Murphy has said that approximately 50 percent of the number of votes cast in the 2016 presidential election have already been cast via mail.  Voters can continue to cast their ballots by mail through one of the 16 secure drop boxes across Mercer County or mail them via USPS.  These ballots would need to be postmarked by November 3 or submitted to the secure box before 8:00 pm when polls close on Election Day. Voters also can return these ballots to their polling place on Election Day or return them to the Mercer County Board of Elections at 1440 Parkside Avenue in Ewing.

Residents who receive a postcard, mail-in ballot, or any official election material for a person who is no longer registered to vote at your address (if they have moved, are deceased, or any other reason.)  The Clerk asks that recipients do not destroy or discard the postcard rather place them in the mail with a short written request to take the person off of the voting list and the reason for doing so (i.e., “deceased,” “no longer lives at this address,” etc.). This will help the elections offices maintain the most up-to-date voter records.

For more information about this election, please call the Mercer Elections Hotline at (609)278-2719 or email mercervotes@mercercounty.org or through the Superintendent of Elections at (609) 989-6750 with any registration questions.

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