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Middlesex County Board of Elections: Frequently Asked Questions


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Board of Elections Frequently Asked Questions

Address, Contact Info and Business Hours

Middlesex County Board of Elections

11 Kennedy Boulevard
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Phone Number: (732) 745-3471
Fax: (732) 296-6560
Email: elections@co.middlesex.nj.us​


Directions and Parking


Business Hours:
Monday 8:30 am-4:15 pm
​Tuesday​​ ​8:30 am-6:30 pm
Wednesday ​8:30 am-4:15 pm
Thursday ​8:30 am-4:15 pm
​Friday ​8:3am-4:15 pm

NOTICES:​
Upon entering the building, you must wear a face covering.​​​​​​

Will I be permitted to vote in person on the voting machine?

If you wish to vote in person, you may do so at your assigned polling place on Election Day or at an Early Voting location.

Find Your Polling Location for an Upcoming Election

If your voter record indicates that you have received a Vote By Mail ballot but did not return the ballot, you may still vote in person using a voting machine with a provisional ballot at your assigned polling place on Election Day or at an Early Voting location.

Is there a deadline to submit a Vote By Mail Application by mail to receive a Vote By Mail ballot back by mail in time for the election?

The County Clerk's office must receive applications sent by mail no later than seven days before the election date.

Is there a deadline to apply in person for a Vote By Mail Ballot?

You can apply in person for a Vote By Mail ballot at the County Clerk’s Election Office until 3 pm the day before the election.

Will I be notified if my Vote By Mail Application is rejected?

Yes, if your application is rejected, the Middlesex County Clerk’s office will notify you of the reason(s) and you will be given an opportunity to correct the issue. Once the issue is resolved, you will be sent a Vote By Mail ballot.

When will Vote By Mail ballots be mailed to voters?

The mailing of ballots for any given election begins approximately 45 days before Election Day.

Do I have to use a stamp to return the Vote By Mail ballot and Vote By Mail application?

No. All Vote By Mail ballots and Vote By Mail applications will have prepaid return postage.

How do I return my Vote By Mail Ballot?

If you are using the U.S. Postal Service, the ballot must be postmarked on or before 8 pm on Election Day and received by the Board of Elections within 7 days to be considered valid and included in the official tally of certified votes.

If you are using one of the secure drop boxes, the deadline for delivering your ballot is 8 pm on Election Day.

Find a Middlesex County Secure Drop Box Location Near You

If you are delivering your ballot in person, you can bring it to the Board of Elections office until 8 pm on Election Day.

A person who transports a voted (completed) Vote By Mail ballot for someone else is considered a "Bearer." Bearers are limited to three (3) non-household ballots per election. An authorized bearer may transport up to five (5) ballots in an election if those voters are immediate family members residing in the same household as the bearer.

  • The registered voter must still sign the ballot for it to count.

  • If someone other than the registered voter is transporting the mail-in ballot to the Board of Elections office, either in person or by mail, they are the Bearer.

  • The Bearer MUST SIGN the "Bearer Portion" of the outer envelope of the ballot in the presence of the voter when taking custody of the ballot.

  • The Bearer must be a registered voter in Middlesex County.

  • If the Bearer is hand-delivering the ballot to the County Board of Elections, then they MUST SHOW ID AND SIGN the Bearer Book. It is against the law for anyone except you, the voter, to mail or transport your ballot unless the outer envelope is sealed and the “Bearer Portion” is completed.

  • Bearers cannot be candidates.

What should I do if I lose my Vote By Mail Ballot, it is destroyed, or if I do not believe I ever received it?

If your Vote By Mail ballot is lost, damaged, or you believe you did not receive it, you may request a replacement.

Please fill out the Replacement Ballot Form and submit it to the County Clerk’s office by mail.

You may also visit the County Clerk’s office until 8 pm on Election Day to request a replacement ballot in person.

Do all Vote By Mail Ballots get counted?

Ballots that are properly cast are collected and counted. Two common errors causing ballots to be rejected are:

  1. The Certification has not been signed.

  2. The Certificate has been altered, damaged, or otherwise modified.

Tampering with the certificate in any way can result in the rejection of the ballot. Make sure you do not detach the certificate or attempt to tape it. If your certificate is detached or damaged, request a new certificate by contacting the County Clerk’s Election Office at 732-745-4202.

Are accommodations available for voters with disabilities?

Yes. If you have a disability and need assistance and/or accommodations in order to vote, please contact the Middlesex County Board of Elections at 732-745-3471.

Where can I vote in person?

 

 

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