HACKENSACK, NJ - There's still time for residents to register for New Jersey's primary election in July.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020, is the last day for residents to register to vote for New Jersey's July 7, 2020, Primary Election, announced Bergen County Superintendent of Elections Patricia DiCostanzo.  

In order to be eligible to vote, a person must be an American Citizen, be 18 years old on or before July 7, 2020, and be a resident of New Jersey and Bergen County by June 16, 2020.

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Bergen County residents can register to vote at the Office of the Superintendent of Elections, located at One Bergen County Plaza, Room 380, in Hackensack.  In order to meet the needs of residents, this office will be open from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm on Tuesday, June 16, 2020.  People may also register at their local municipal clerk’s office, hours vary.

In light of the coronavirus pandemic and Executive Order No. 144, all Democratic and Republican registered voters will automatically receive a vote-by-mail ballot for the July primary. If an Unaffiliated or Inactive Status voter would like to participate in the primary, they should complete and return the Vote-by-Mail Application that will be sent to them.

Residents who have a disability and need an accessible ballot, can call (201) 336-7020 or go to your assigned polling place, which will provide access to an in-person accessible voting device on Primary Election Day. Should you choose not to vote on a Mail-In Ballot and show up to one of the limited number of Polling Places on Election Day, only Provisional Paper Ballots will be available to cast your vote. The ADA compliant Voting Machine is only for voters who have a disability.

Voters, already registered in Bergen County should note the procedures regarding late address changes within county.  If a voter has moved from one election district to another in the SAME town or has moved to another town in Bergen before Tuesday, July 7, 2020, notify the office as soon as possible so that a Mail-In Ballot or an application can be sent.  If you have any questions, please call 201-336-6110 for assistance.

The Bergen County Superintendent of Elections’ office is responsible for Voter Registration and all associated concerns, Issuing Voter Acknowledgement Cards, Maintaining Custody of Voting Machines and Poll Books, as well as other duties relating to the enforcement of elections laws as per NJSA Tile 19.

On Tuesday, July 7, voters will cast ballots for their party candidates for President of the United States, US Senate, Congress, Freeholders, and local candidates.

 

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