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FAQs

Q: When is the 2020 Primary Election in New Jersey?

July 7th, 2020

Q: Can I vote in person?

Team Mikie encourages you to practice social distancing and if possible, vote by mail in the July 7th primary election.

However, if you need to vote in person, in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order on May 16th, each County is required to open at least one polling location per municipality and with availability of poll workers, open 50% of polling locations in their County. This list of polling places will be available on June 15th. All in person voting on July 7th will be with a provisional ballot.

Q: What if I did not sign up to Vote by Mail?

Regardless of if you have previously signed up to vote by mail, all registered Republicans and Democrats will be sent vote by mail ballots for the July 7th primary election. Unaffiliated voters will be mailed a vote by mail application where they can declare a party affiliation and intention to vote in the primary election. Once this form is returned to the County Clerk, the voter will receive a ballot for the primary election in the mail.

Q: When does vote by mail start?

All registered Republicans and Democrats will be mailed ballots for their respective primaries starting May 26th. At the same time, unaffiliated voters will receive vote by mail applications should they wish to vote in the primary election.

Q: When is the deadline for unaffiliated voters to declare an intention to vote in the Primary?

The deadline for unaffiliated voters to return a vote by mail ballot request in person has been suspended, but unaffiliated voters who seek to vote by mail for the primary should apply as soon as possible. Unaffiliated voters can also go to their local polling location on July 7 and cast a provisional ballot to declare their party affiliation and vote in the Primary.

Q: When is the Primary Election Vote-By-Mail Ballot is Due?

A: Vote by mail ballots must be postmarked by Election Day (July 7th, 2020). Team Mikie encourages you to vote early and mail your completed ballot as soon as is feasible for you.

You may also drop off your ballot at one of your county’s secure ballot drop boxes.