Registered voters can choose to receive official, mail-in ballots for the Primary Election, General Election, or any special elections that occur each year.
Voters can request a mail-in ballot for one election only or for all future elections.
Here’s how it works:
- Apply to let the County Clerk know you would like a mail-in ballot.
- Once you receive your ballot in the mail, fill it out and choose the candidates you want to vote for.
- Return your ballot by sending it through the U.S. Postal Service, placing it in one of the County’s ballot drop boxes, or bringing it to the Board of Elections office.
Apply to Vote By Mail
Options to apply to vote by mail:
- Download the application below, print and fill it out, then mail it to the Middlesex County Clerk’s office.
- Make an appointment to visit the County Administration Building to apply in person at the Clerk’s office.
- Call the County Clerk’s office (732-745-4202) to request a printed application be mailed to you. Fill it out and send the application back.
- Visit your municipal clerk’s office to get an application.
Faxed or emailed copies of the application are not accepted because it requires an original signature.
The County Clerk's office must receive applications sent by mail no later than seven days before the election date.
Voters may apply in person or by authorized messenger at the Office of the County Clerk in New Brunswick up to 3 pm the day before the election.
Fill Out Your Ballot
We hope it’s easy and fun to vote by mail, but if you have a problem, here’s how we can help:
If you lost, damaged, or do not believe you received your Mail-In Ballot you may request a replacement ballot from the County Clerk’s Office:
- Call 732-745-4202
- Mail a replacement ballot request form to:
75 Bayard Street
P.O. Box 1110
New Brunswick, NJ 08903
- Visit the County Clerk’s Office in person to request a Replacement ballot (until 3pm on election night)
If the signature on your mail in certificate envelope does not match the signature on your voter registration or if the voter forgot to sign their certificate envelope:
We will contact you to correct this issue, which is called “curing your ballot.” You’ll receive a letter from the Board of Elections that you must sign and return immediately, along with a copy of your photo ID.
How to Submit Your Vote By Mail Ballot
- Mail your ballot through the United State Postal Service (by 8 pm on Election Day)
- Drop your ballot in one of the Middlesex County Board of Elections’ drop boxes
- Bring your ballot to the Board of Elections Office in East Brunswick
More Information on Returning Your Ballot for the General Election