Sussex County 2020 General Election Information

*Please do not bring your mail-in-ballot to the Municipal Building,

refer to the information listed below or call the Municipal Clerk's

​Office at 973-383-5570.

The State of New Jersey has implemented some major changes

for the 2020 General Election on November 3, 2020.


  • For the safety of all residents, voters are encouraged to utilize a Mail-in-Ballot (MIB) for the 2020 General Election.
    • ​There are 4 ways to return your MIB: Mail it back in it's prepaid envelope which is mailed first class. 2) Place it in one of the 11 drop boxes which are under 24 hour video surveillance and collected daily. 3) Drop it off at the Board of Elections office, 83 Spring Street, Newton (Bearer Law- bring your ID, you may only hand deliver your ballot plus 3 others or 5 others if they are family members living in the same household. 4) Vote in person by personally delivering your paper ballot to your polling station on Election Day. You may not deliver anyone else's ballot to the polls.
  • Registered voters will automatically be sent a MIB.
  • Unregistered voters will be sent a MIB Application.
  • Only one polling place will be open to accommodate the entire township, the Hampton Township Senior & Community Center.
  • Any voter opting to vote in person must vote using a paper Provisional Ballot.
  • One voting machine will be available to accommodate disabled residents only.
  • For further details, please review the following information provided by the Sussex County Clerk's Office and the Sussex County Board of Elections. Please click here to view attachment. 

Please click here to view the Vote By Mail FAQ from the Sussex County Board of Elections.

Please visit https://sussexcountyclerk.org/elections/ for important 

information regarding the General Election.

Election Dates for 2020

  • General Election:  November 3, 2020
    • Voter Registration Deadline:  October 13, 2020
  • By Mail for Mail in ballot:  Must be post marked by November 3, 2020

Track My Ballot
Due to historically high volume, ballots deposited in Secure Ballot Drop Box locations may take up to one week to show up as “Received” and Ballots sent via US Mail may take up to two weeks to show up as "Received" in the Ballot Tracker.
You can track the progress of your ballot. Here’s how: Start by signing into your personal My Voter Record account.

  Log Into My Voter Record  

If do not already have a My Voter Record account, you will need to set up your account.
You can use your Voter ID, NJ Driver's License Number or the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number to sign up for your account. It is suggested that you use your Voter ID. You can find it by using the "Am I Registered/Voter Search Tool.” Or you can contact your County Election Officials.

  
Set Up My Voter Record Account  

*Or you can also call your County Election Officials to track your Mail-In Ballot.

Either return your ballot by mail, deliver it to your county Board of Elections office, place it in one of the secure ballot drop boxes located throughout your county, or bring it to your polling place. Remember only you, the voter, can bring your ballot to your polling place on Election Day. Ballot status information (i.e. – received, etc.) is provided by the counties via an automated process. The amount of time it takes until updates post to the Ballot Tracker may vary from county to county. Please check back periodically for updates to your ballot status.


Video Guide for First Time NJ Voters

  • The Hall Institute of Public Policy and the League of Women Voters of New Jersey have created a five-minute video public service (PSA) announcement entitled 
  • "What Happens When You Go To Vote in New Jersey: A Step-by-Step Guide".


Are you registered? 

Quick and easy voting in Sussex County. 

For further information , forms and applications 


Poll Workers Needed!

Have FUN and get PAID while participating in democracy. Board of Elections training classes are being scheduled now - call Jeannie for more information 973-579-0950 x 4

For the list of upcoming training courses to become a poll worker, please click here.

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