TRENTON, NJ -- Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello has reminded voters that voting by mail is the best option for voting without fear of spreading COVID-19 (coronavirus) at an in-person polling place. 

“As election officials, we need to ensure a clean, safe, and fair election,” said Sollami Covello. “Voting by mail, which is a safe practice, is the best way to do that in these unprecedented times.”

New Jerseyans have until June 16 to register to vote in time for the  July 7 Primary election. Vote-by-mail applications must be received by the County Clerk’s Office before June 30.  After this date, voters can still walk into the County Clerk’s Office, located at 209 South Broad St, Trenton, until July 6 at 3 p.m to 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 July 7.

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To download an application CLICK HERE or call the Clerk's office at (609) 989-6494.  Applicants will receive a vote-by-mail ballot to vote in July primary election, November general election, or in all future elections, depending on voter preference. The earliest ballots for the Primary Election will be mailed out by late May.

In-person polling places on July 7 will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on July 7. However, Governor Phil Murphy may make the decision to close all or some polling locations in favor of accepting more vote-by-mail ballots.

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