Voter Registration

Register to vote

The only way to have your voice heard is to vote. Make sure you fill out both voter registration and party declaration forms. Declare yourself as a Republican on the declaration form. Then send both forms to the address below. You will receive notification by mail when you are officially registered
 

General Information

All general Election are held the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. Municipalities with non-partisan forms of governments hold their elections on the second Tuesday in may.

When and Where to Vote

Polls are open from 6:00a.m. to 8:00 p.m. You will receive a sample ballot by mail that has your polling location on it. This sample will allow you to become familiar with the ballot. Your County Superintendent or Board of Elections can also provide you with information. The polls are busiest between 5:00 p.m. and 8 p.m. so try to vote early.

Who Can Register to Vote

Any person may register to vote who is:

· A United States Citizen.

· 18 Years Of Age By Election Day

·  Residents Of The State And County At Least 30 Days Prior To The Election.

           (NJSA 19:31-6.1, 19:31-6.3)

 Deadlines For Registering
 

You may register to vote at any time, but to be eligible to vote in a particular election, you must be registered 29 days prior to that election. All registration forms postmarked  on the 29th day proceeding that election will be accepted.

     (NJSA 19:31-6.1, 19:31-6.3)

How and Where to Register

· Division of Election

· Division of Motor Vehicles

· Division of Workers Compensation

· Division of Employment Services

· Division of Unemployment and Temporary Disability

 

Absentee Voting

Any registered voter may vote by absentee ballot after applying to the County Clerk, for any of the following reasons:

· Expecting to be out of state

· Resident attendance at school

· Physical illness (including blindness and pregnancy)

· Observance of a religious holiday

· Nature and hours of employment

Your written request for an absentee ballot must be signed by you and state your voting residence and the address (if different) to which the absentee ballot should be sent, and the permissible reason for which your ballot is requested

If you identify yourself as totally and permanently disabled on your absentee ballot application, you will automatically receive ballot application for all future election.

Military absentee ballots are available to a person, whether registered or not, who is:

· In the military service

· A spouse or dependent of someone in the military service

· A patient in a veteran’s hospital

· Civilians attached to the armed forces and their spouse or dependent

For more information, please contact Phillip E. Haines, County Clerk, 609-265-5122 or go to the County Clerk's Office

Voting in the Primaries

To vote in either the Democratic or Republican primary election, you must be a member of that party or never have voted in a primary before. By voting in either party’s primary, you become a member of that party. To change your party affiliation, you must file a Party Declaration Form with your County Commissioner of Registration or Municipal Clerk at least 50 days before primary election

Voter Assistance at Polls

Any voter that needs assistance to vote by reason of blindness, disability, or inability to read or write, may be given assistance by a person of the voter's choice, other than the voter’s employer or agent of that employer of officer of agent of the voter’s union. Voter’s may also be aided, jointly, by two members of the polling location’s district board who represent opposite political parties.

Downloadable Forms

Voter Registration Application

(125k—must have adobe Acrobat Reader Installed to view)

Political Party Affiliation Declaration Form

(Approximately 7KB)

Mail To:

Burlington County Supt. Of Elections

755 Eayrestown Road

P.O.Box 6000

Mt Holly, N.J. 08060