COUNTY, NJ – Voter Information
Centers (VIC) in three Middlesex County Municipalities – Highland Park,
Monroe, and Sayreville – will open to the public on Monday, October
19, and remain open until Election Day, November 3. The VIC will serve the
public as information centers, providing voting services including replacement
ballots, signature verification, and instructions on how to participate in the
2020 General Election.
The centers are located at
the following locations:
Highland Park Borough Hall
221 South Fifth Ave, Highland
The Monroe Township
4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe
Sayreville Borough Hall
167 Main Street, Sayreville
All three locations will be
open from 11 am to 7 pm Monday through Saturday until November 2 and open 6
am to 8 pm on Election Day, November 3. Members of the public will be
subject to a temperature screening upon entrance to the Voter Information
Center and will be required to wear a face covering at all times.
Representatives from the
Board of Elections will also be available to contact virtually at the Voter
Information Center to answer questions residents may have regarding
registration updates and how to ensure their ballot is properly cast.
“Once again, Middlesex County
is going above and beyond for its residents. Not only did Middlesex County
commit to providing Vote By Mail ballots to residents with postage included and
far surpassed the number of ballot drop-box locations required by the state –
32 locations compared to the state’s mandated 10 -- but the County is now
offering unique Voter Information Centers throughout the County to assist our
residents in casting their ballot,” said Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios.
“The opening of these Voter Information Centers will be a tremendous asset
to our residents.”
Voter Information Centers
will be staffed by County Clerk Election Officials that can immediately access
voter registration data and determine if the voter has been issued a Vote by
Mail ballot, and whether or not a ballot has been received by the election
officials. If the voter has not been issued a Vote by Mail ballot, they can
apply at the center. Voters will also be able to apply for and receive a
replacement ballot – these duplicate ballots are issued in the event a ballot
has been lost, damaged, or the voter does not receive it.
Voter Information Centers are
not polling locations and ballots cannot be cast inside a VIC. Each VIC is
located within the immediate vicinity of a Middlesex County Drop Box at which a
voter may drop-off a completed Vote By Mail ballot. The County will operate 97
polling locations on Election Day throughout the County at which residents may
complete a paper provisional ballot. Provisional ballots will not be available
at the Voter Information Centers.
COUNTY CLERK’S OFFICE
OPENS TO PUBLIC AND EXTENDS HOURS
County Clerk – Division of Elections Office located in the County
Administration Building in New Brunswick will be open to the public Monday to
Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm starting on October 19 for residents looking for
information and assistance on how to participate in the 2020 General Election,
offering signature verification and providing duplicate ballots.
“While the COVID-19 pandemic
has required us to restrict public access to the County Clerk’s Office for the
sake of the health and safety of our staff, we welcome the opportunity to bring
the public back into our office, practicing all necessary safety measures, to
assist them in exercising their right to vote,” said Middlesex County Clerk
Elaine Flynn. “This election cycle may be unique in the way our residents
vote, but what is not unique is our commitment to ensuring they have all the
necessary information and tools to do so!"
HOW VOTERS CAN VOTE
Most voters have several ways
to vote in this election, all via paper ballots, which include:
- Voters may mail the
ballots via the United States Postal Service at any time before
November 3 (ballots must be postmarked on or before November 3). Postage
is included at no cost to residents.
- Voters may place the
ballot in one of the secure drop boxes located throughout the County
until Tuesday, November 3 at 8 pm. For a list of secure drop box
locations, please visit www.middlesexcountynj.gov/vote2020.
- Voters may drop the
ballot off at the Middlesex County Board of Elections located at 11
Kennedy Blvd, East Brunswick until Tuesday, November 3 at 8 pm. If someone
other than you (the voter) is delivering your ballot to the Board of
Elections, make sure that they fill out and sign the Bearer Section on the
left-front side of the green return envelope and review the guidelines on
the back of the green envelope.
- Voters may vote in
person on November 3 via a provisional, paper ballot only. A limited
number of machines will be available only for voters with a disability.
- Accommodations will be
made for voters with a disability at their polling location. If
you are a disabled voter and need access to an ADA accessible ballot
marking device to vote on November 3, please call the Middlesex County
Board of Elections at 732-745-3471.
- Voters may submit their
own completed and sealed Vote By Mail ballot at their assigned polling
location in-person on Election Day, November 3. For a list of
polling locations, please visit www.middlesexcountynj.gov/vote2020.
- Bearers will be
prohibited from submitting another individuals ballot at polling
If your Vote By Mail ballot
is lost, damaged or you do not believe you received it, you may request a
duplicate. Please fill out the replacement ballot form on the middlesexcountynj.gov/vote2020 website and submit it to the County Clerk’s
Office. The deadline to request a replacement ballot to be sent to you
via the mail is October 23, though voters may request a replacement ballot
in-person at a Voter Information Center or the County Clerk’s Office through
For election information and
general questions, please visit www.middlesexcountynj.gov/vote2020. If you have any questions regarding
applications or the sending of mail-in ballots for the November 3 General
Election, please call the Elections Division of the County Clerk’s Office at
732-745-4202. For all other questions, please call the Board of Elections at