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2020 Election Information

Registration Deadline Information

Hackensack, NJ, August 27, 2020 - Bergen County Superintendent of Elections Patricia DiCostanzo issued a notice that Tuesday, October 13, 2020 is the last day for residents to register to vote for the November 3, 2020 Presidential General Election in the State of New Jersey. In order to be eligible to vote, a person must be an American Citizen, be 18 years old on or before November 3, 2020, and be a resident of New Jersey and Bergen County.

Bergen County residents may 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 9:00AM to 9:00 PM on Tuesday, October 13, 2020.  People may also register at their local municipal clerk’s office, hours vary.

In light of the coronavirus pandemic and Executive Order No. 177, ALL REGISTERED VOTERS WILL AUTOMATICALLY RECEIVE A VOTE-BY-MAIL BALLOT for the November 3, 2020 General Election. You may return your postage paid ballot via USPS or bring to one of 18 secured Vote by Mail Drop Boxes located throughout the County. You may contact the Board of Elections at 201-336-6230 or the Board of Elections website to locate a Drop Box near you.  

If you have a disability and need an accessible ballot, please contact (201) 336-7020 or you may go to your assigned polling place, which will provide access to an in-person accessible voting device on General 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, in you town 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 may also return their Vote by Mail in person to their consolidated polling place in their municipality. Voters will receive a post card notice prior to the election from the Bergen County Clerk which will indicate their consolidated polling place

Superintendent DiCostanzo would like voters, already registered in Bergen County, to be aware of 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 November 3, 2020, please notify this office as soon as possible so that a Mail-In Ballot can be sent to you at your current address.  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 Title 19.

On Tuesday, November 3rd, voters will cast ballots for President of the United States, US Senate, Congress, Freeholders, and local candidates. It is up to each and every American Citizen to exercise their right to vote. 

Superintendent DiCostanzo and Deputy Theresa M. O’Connor are available to answer any question that you might have @ 201-336-6109.

Election Information

The information below may not apply to 2020

 

 

General & School Board Election

  • Tuesday immediately following the first Monday in November
  • Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Primary Elections

  • Tuesday immediately following the first Monday in June
  • Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Additional Information

Where Do I vote?

 

 How do I vote?

  • For information about registering to vote, visit see below
  • Once registered, a sample ballot and instructions will be mailed prior to every election

 

For any information regarding Voter Registration Information or elections, please contact Maureen Iarossi-Alwan, Municipal Clerk by calling 201-391-5700 ext. 219 with your questions. 

Voting Information

To register to vote you must be:

  • a US Citizen
  • at least 18 years old on or before the next election, and
  • residing at your present address for at least 30 days.
  • You are not eligible to register or vote if you are on parole or probation, or if you are serving a prison sentence for violating State or Federal law.

 

Where is registration held?

Mail-in registration forms are available at:

  • Bergen County Commissioner of Registration in HackensackOne Bergen Plaza, Room 380
  • The Office of the Municipal Clerk at the Municipal Complex, 12 Mercedes Drive, Montvale, NJ  |   M-F 8:30-4:30

Registrations can not be faxed; they require original signatures. 

When do you register?

  • Registration is conducted throughout the year.
  • To be eligible to vote in a school, primary, presidential primary, general, or special election, you must register at least 21 days before that election.
  • Registration in Bergen County is considered permanent as long as you reside in the same district; however, if you do not vote in four (4) consecutive general elections, you will have to re-register.

 

What do I do if I move? 

  • Complete a mail-in registration form (check off 'new address' on the form)
  • Obtain a Change of Address card at the Office of the Borough Clerk in Montvale, and mail it to the Bergen County Commissioner of Registration, One Bergen Plaza, Room 380, Hackensack, NJ 07601.

Whichever method is chosen, the registered voter must sign it; it can not be faxed.

What to do if you move within Bergen County, but you fail to re-register?

The National Voter Registration Act ("NVRA"), a Federal law enacted in 1993, was intended primarily to expand voter registration opportunities and to allow for the continued voting eligibility of a voter who was registered to vote in one municipality, moves within the county, but fails to re-register to vote from the new address. This protection applies to any registered voter who makes an in-county move, regardless of when it occurs before an election. On Election Day, the voter can go to the polling place in their new voting district and execute a paper Provisional Ballot by requesting one from the district board worker. The district board worker will explain the process for completing the Provisional Ballot.

What to do if you change your name?

You must re-register to vote. However, if the change occurs within 21 days of an election, you are permitted to vote only at that next election after signing the register with both your old and new names. You MUST re-register before being permitted to vote in any other elections.

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