Hello Voters! We’re just weeks away from our Primary Election and The HCDO is working hard to make sure Democratic voters are aware of the process and ready to cast their votes. This election is a New Jersey first, so here are a few items to keep in mind:
In order to protect public health during the COVID-19 crisis, Governor Murphy mandated this election to be held almost completely by vote by mail (VBM). All registered Democrats and Republicans will receive a VBM ballot in the mail and all Unaffiliated voters must declare with a party to receive a ballot. Voter registration, party affiliation, and the VBM ballot will have prepaid postage so there is no need to stamp.
Casting your vote is easy! Follow the instructions on the ballot and envelopes, fill out your choices, sign your name, place the ballot into the outer envelope and drop it in the mail. As long as your ballot is postmarked before July 7 and is delivered to the County Clerk by July 14, your vote will be counted.
There are limited ways to vote in person. Hudson will have secure, readily accessible Ballot Boxes where VBM ballots can be dropped off or you can return your ballot in person at the Board of Election. A limited number of polling places will be open with the option to vote by provisional paper ballot, these may be different than your usual polling places. ADA-accessible voting machines will be available to voters with disabilities. Proper CDC recommendations and social distancing orders will be in effect at all polling places.
Please check back for more information on ballot drop box locations and a list of polling locations.
Voting by mail is the safest way we can all exercise our right to vote while protecting our health.
For the latest press release for VBM from the County Clerk's Office please see below.
- Chairwoman Amy DeGise