TRENTON, NJ  - With just three months until General Election Day 2019,  Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello announced on Monday that Mercer County residents can now apply for vote-by-mail applications. 

Vote-by-mail applications can be downloaded from the New Jersey Division of Elections website at www.njelections.org/voting-information-vote-by-mail.html.   Additionally, applications can be obtained at the Mercer County Connection Office, located in the Hamilton Square Shopping Center at the corner of Route 33 and Paxson Avenue.

Mercer County voters must mail their completed applications to: Paula Sollami Covello, Mercer County Clerk, Election Division, 209 South Broad St., PO Box 8068, Trenton, NJ 08650.  Mailed applications must be received at least seven days prior to the election. Faxed or emailed applications cannot be accepted. 

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Alternatively, you can walk into the County Clerk’s office in Trenton and apply until 3 p.m. the day before an election (additional hours will be posted on our website leading up to Election Day).

For votes to be counted, all mail-in ballots must be postmarked by Election Day and received by the Board of Elections no later than 48 hours after Election Day.

New Jersey law says that residents who are registered to vote can apply to vote by mail for any reason. College students attending school outside the area are urged to apply as soon as possible if they do not plan on returning home to vote in the election. 

“Do not wait until October to get your ballot application processed if you are going away to college,” said County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello. “Do it now in the event of any delays.”

For more information, please call 609-989-6494 or watch the online tutorial video at  http://www.mercercounty.org/government/county-clerk-/elections/training-video

Residents who need to register to vote or change their voter information such as address can find registration forms online at https://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/voter-registration.shtml.   Voter registration forms are available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Korean, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Gujarati, Punjabi and Chinese.

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