TRENTON, NJ -- With the practice of social distancing set to continue for the foreseeable future, the manner in which elections are conducted has become a topic for discussion. In response to this Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello recently urged residents to apply for a Vote-by-Mail ballot for the 2020 Primary Election, to be held on June 2. The application, she said, is a precautionary measure to avoid any risk to voters or concerned about visiting populated places.

A vote-by-mail application is available on the Division of Elections website or by calling the Mercer County Clerk's office at (609) 989-6494. The Clerk's office will mail voters an application to vote in June, November or in all future elections.

The earliest ballots for the Primary Election will be mailed out by mid-April.

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The last day for the County Clerk’s Office to receive a vote-by-mail application by mail in time for the Primary Election is May 26.  After that date, voters can still walk into the County Clerk’s Office, located at 209 South Broad St., until June 1 at 3:00 p.m. and obtain a vote-by-mail ballot. Votes will be counted as long as they are postmarked by Election Day and received no later than 48 hours after the polls close on June 2.

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