Due to Covid-19 the Primary Election has been rescheduled for Tuesday, July 7th. Middlesex County is encouraging voters to vote by mail from home to promote safety while still exercising one’s right to vote during this pandemic.

As such, the Borough of South Plainfield also encourages voters to vote by mail from the comfort and safety of their own home. The vote by mail ballots will come with postage paid envelopes for the ease and convenience of the voters. They must be postmarked no later than the close of the polls on election day.

All South Plainfield registered voters who are not already registered to receive vote by mail ballots should have already received an “application” in the mail to apply for a vote by mail ballot if they so wish. It is important to note that in doing so, the voter would need to affiliate themselves with either the Democratic or Republican Party in order to vote in the Primary Election. The application must be received by the County Clerk’s Office by June 30, 2020. Applications can also be found on the South Plainfield website www.southplainfieldnj.com 

The “only” polling location that will be open on July 7th from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. will be the Senior Center for provisional, paper ballot voting ONLY. It is recommended that masks be worn in the building.    

If residents have any questions regarding the County’s Vote By Mail Initiative they can either contact the Middlesex County Clerk’s office at 732-745-4202 or visit their website at www.middlesexcountynj.gov/vote2020  Residents are also welcome to contact the South Plainfield Municipal Clerk’s Office at 908-226-7606 or via email at aantonides@southplainfieldnj.com .