2017 Election Information


Vote-By-Mail Underway for June 6 Primary Election


 Ballots Available Now at Mercer County Clerk’s Office

TRENTON – (April 25, 2017) - Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello has announced that vote-by-Mail applications are now available for the June 6, 2017 Primary Election in New Jersey and may be requested from the Mercer County Clerk’s Office.

Voters may also walk in and apply for vote-by-mail ballots by visiting the County Clerk’s Election Office at 240 West State Street, 7th Floor, Trenton until June 5 at 3 p.m.

Voters who cannot get to the polls are encouraged to use this opportunity to vote by mail. In New   Jersey, any registered voter can vote by mail for any reason. Voters do not have to be sick, working, or out of town to request a ballot.

What voters may not know is that if they are on the “permanent” vote-by-mail list, it does not automatically allow them to receive a vote-by-mail ballot for the Primary election. A voter will only receive a vote-by-mail ballot if they have either filed an application for the upcoming primary, or if he/she filed an application this year for all ballots in the current calendar year.

The permanent list only makes voters eligible to receive ballots for the General Elections held every November. Consequently, one would need to apply for a vote-by- mail ballot for this year’s primary if they do not wish to vote in-person at the polls.

On the ballot this June are races for offices ranging from Governor of NJ, to State legislature, to County and local races as well as for partisan State Committee races.

A registered voter may apply for a ballot by completing and mailing an easy Vote-By-Mail application by May 30. The deadline for walk-ins is June 5 at 3 p.m.

To request a Vote-by-Mail application call (609) 989-6494. Vote-by-Mail applications also are available on the web at www.mercercounty.org/countyclerk in both English and Spanish. The State Division of Elections website also offers vote-by-mail ballots in Indian, Korean and Chinese languages. That website is http://www.njelections.org/voting-information-vote-by-mail.html.




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