Polling locations will be open for in-person voting during the June 8th, 2021 Primary Election. Despite COVID-19, every voter has the right to participate in a free, safe, and fair election.
All active registered voters who have requested a Mail-In Ballot for all elections or for this specific election, will receive a Vote by Mail ballot for the 2021 Primary Election.
- The deadline to register for the Primary Elections is May 18, 2021
- The deadline to apply for a Mail-In Ballot for is June 1, 2021
- The deadline to apply in person for a Mail-In Ballot is June 7, 2021 by 3 pm.
For more information on how to register to vote, click here.
Vote by Mail
Mail-In Ballots for the Primary Election will begin being mailed the week of April 24th, 2021. If you do not receive your ballot by May 12, 2021 you may request a replacement ballot from the County Clerk’s Office by calling 732-745-4202 or by sending a replacement ballot request form.
To return your mail-in ballot, choose one of these options:
- Mail your ballot through the United States Postal Service by 8 pm June 8, 2021 to ensure it is postmarked on or before Election Day, June 8, 2021.
- Mail-In ballots must be received by the County Board of Elections by 8 pm on June 14.
- Drop your ballot in a designated Middlesex County Board of Elections drop box by 8 pm on Election Day, June 8, 2021.
- Take it directly to the Board of Elections’ Office in East Brunswick by 8 p.m. on Election Day, June 8, 2021.
Drop boxes are maintained by the Middlesex County Board of Elections, are secure, and monitored by video surveillance. Ballots are collected from drop boxes on a regular basis.
For a list of drop box locations for the Primary Election, click here.
For more information on how to vote by mail, click here.
Registered voters may vote in person on Election Day, June 8, 2021 by proceeding to their assigned polling location.
For more information on how to vote in person and a list of assigned polling locations click here.
Sample Ballots for the Primary Election will be mailed on June 2, 2021.
Ballot Cure Letters
What is a “Cure Form”?
The New Jersey Legislature enacted P.L. 2020 c. 70, which amends N.J.S.A. 19:63-17 to include a process by which voters are to receive a pre-deprivation notice that the Board of Elections has determined that their mail-in or provisional ballot is either missing a signature or the signature does not match the signature in the voter’s voting record. Under the law, within 24 hours after the Board decides to reject a voter’s mail-in or provisional ballot based on a missing or discrepant signature, the Board must send a cure letter by mail or email to the voter.
Why did I receive a “Cure Form”?
People do not sign their signature the same way every time. Signatures change over time and in different settings. Because variances are expected, significant points of agreement can be enough to confirm a match and accept the ballot. Some signature variance will be too great to confirm a match. This does not mean fraud has been committed. The cause of the discrepancy may be an outdated signature in the voter’s registration record. Some voters will forget to sign their return envelope altogether.
How Do I return my “Cure Form”?
Voters can return the signed Cure Form to the County Board of Elections using one of the following options:
- Mail the cure form through the United State Postal Service to 11 Kennedy Blvd, East Brunswick, New Jersey, 08816.
- Take it directly to the Board of Elections’ Office in East Brunswick
- Email the electronic cure form to CureMyBallot@co.middlesex.nj.us
- Fax it to the Board of Elections (732) 296-6560
All cure forms must be received by the Middlesex County Board of Elections by June 20, 2021.
Cure Forms must be received by the Board of Elections in-person or by fax, email or mail no later than 48 hours before the certification of the results of the election, to allow officials to include the ballot in the official canvass. For the June 8, 2021 Primary Election the results will be certified on June 22, 2021.
If the voter returns the completed cure form in a timely manner and the information provided verifies the voter’s identity, the ballot in question shall be counted irrespective of the signature deficiency previously identified and, under those circumstances, the cure form may not be verified or authenticated using signature matching.