Middlesex County provides easy voting methods,
including voting in-person, mailing ballots through
or dropping a ballot in a secure drop box in over 30
MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – Residents will have many options for casting their
votes in the 2021 Primary Election, including: voting in-person, mailing
ballots through the USPS, or dropping a ballot in a secure drop box.
The County has created a
convenient, easy to use resource to learn about how to vote in the Primary
Election, found at Middlesexcountynj.gov/vote. This site will also be updated to reflect
information for the General Election on November 2 as it draws near.
“Voter participation is
important to our democracy and participating in elections is our civic duty,”
said County Clerk Nancy J. Pinkin. “While elections were significantly
changed in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s election will once
again offer our residents many options for casting their ballot, making it easy
to exercise their right to vote.”
Here are the ways to cast a vote
in the 2021 Primary Election to be held on June 8:
In-person voting is available
to all registered voters in Middlesex county. Voters may vote in-person at
their assigned polling place. To locate a polling location for an
upcoming election, click here.
All polling locations will
use new voting machines. The Express Vote XL voting machine is designed to
be easy to use by all voters. It utilizes touch screen voting, offers
several languages, and is fully ADA accessible.
Voters who receive a Vote by
Mail ballot but do not return their ballot may still vote in-person with a
provisional ballot at their assigned polling place.
To view a list of
instructions and a how-to video, please visit the County’s website here.
VOTE BY MAIL
For those wishing to vote
from the comfort of their home, Middlesex County makes it easy to Vote by
Mail. To receive a mail-in ballot, voters must request one in writing by
filling out a Mail-in Ballot Application. A personal signature is required.
The County Clerk's office must receive Mail-in Ballot applications by mail no
later than June 1 for the Primary Election. Voters may apply for a
mail-in ballot 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.
Voters can choose one of the
following options to return their ballot:
the ballot through the United States Postal Service. Please note,
mail-in ballots must be postmarked on or before 8 pm on Election
Day, June 8, 2021.
the ballot in a designated Middlesex County Board of Elections drop box before
8 pm on Election Day, June 8, 2021.
- Take it
directly to the Board of Elections’ Office, 11 Kennedy Boulevard, East Brunswick before
8 pm on Election Day, June 8, 2021.
A list of drop box locations,
located in every municipality throughout the County, can be found on the County’s website here. 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.
deadline to register for the Primary Election is May 18, 2021
deadline to apply for a Mail-In Ballot by mail for the Primary Election is
June 1, 2021
deadline to apply for a Mail-In Ballot in person is June 7, 2021 by 3 pm
Please note that the deadline
for filing change of party affiliation declaration forms has passed for the
2021 Primary Election. A previously unaffiliated voter can participate in
the primary of their choice by affiliating with a party on the day of the
For more information on how to register to vote,