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PRIMARY ELECTION :
TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 2023
GENERAL ELECTION :
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2023
Primary Election Party Declaration Deadline
- April 12, 2023
Election Voter Registration Deadline - May 16, 2023
Please be advised that Tuesday, May 16, 2023 is the deadline for all new voter registrations for the Primary Election, June 6th. DO NOT MAIL YOUR REGISTRATION. It may not get to the County on time.
BEFORE 4:30 PM ON 5/16/23: Please call the Borough Clerk’s Office at 201-784-2900 ext. 19 to submit your registration
by appointment before 4:30 PM on May16, 2023.
AFTER 4:30 PM ON 5/16/23: The Bergen
County Superintendent of Elections Office located at One Bergen County Plaza in Hackensack will be available until 9 PM on
Tuesday, May 16th. Please call 201-336-6115 for assistance
and nearest available drop-off locations.
VOTING, ELECTION DAY MACHINE & PARTIAL VOTE BY MAIL RESULTS
2023 Primary Ballot Drawing Date Update: April 9th, 2023 @ 3:00 PM
PLAN YOUR VOTE!
- It is up to each and every American Citizen to exercise their right to vote. Deadline for all new voter registrations for the November 7, 2023 General Election is
Tuesday, October 17, 2023.
- Bergen County residents
may register to vote at the Office of the Superintendent of Elections - One Bergen County Plaza, Room 380, in Hackensack or
at the Municipal Clerk's Office.
- Registration forms
are available on the "Voter Registration & Election Info" link on the webpage and at the Borough Hall lobby.
To ensure your registration is received prior to the deadline, please do not mail. Call the Municipal Clerk's Office at 201-784-2900
Ext 19 to submit your registration by appointment. We will date stamp and deliver it to the County for you.
GENERAL ELECTION - TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2023
- Voters will cast ballots for Member of the House of Representative, County Executive, Members of County Board of
Commissioners and Local Candidates.
- Must be a U.S. American Citizen.
- 18 years old
on or before November 7, 2023.
- Resident in Bergen County,
- If a voter has moved from one election district to another in the SAME town or has moved to another
town in Bergen County before Tuesday, November 7, 2023, notify the Superintendent of Elections Office as soon as possible
at 201-336-6110 so that a Mail-In Ballot can be sent to you at your current address.
3 WAYS TO VOTE :
Go to your regular polling location on Primary Election Day, Tuesday, June 6, 2023 / Election Day, Tuesday, November 7, 2023.
- Polls are open from 6:00AM to 8:00PM. Check your sample ballot for your polling
location or visit http://www.vote.nj.gov
2. Vote by Mail.
you are not set up to receive one already, Vote-By-Mail applications must be received by the County Clerk's Office by May
30th (for the Primary), November 3rd (for the General). Official Mail-In Ballots for the 2023 General
Election will be mailed out to the voters in Alpine with active Vote by Mail Requests. Voters with active requests who do
not receive their ballot should call 201-336-7020 to request a duplicate. To check your status, contact the Bergen County
Clerk's Office (201) 336-7020 or email email@example.com.
- Please call 201-336-6110
if you need any assistance and with questions regarding nearest available drop-off locations.
You may cast your Vote-by-Mail Ballot by:
- Mailing it as soon as
possible. Your ballot must be postmarked on or before Election Day.
in a Secure Ballot Drop Box no later than 8:00PM on Election Day. Drop box locations can be found at www.bergencountyvotes.com (nearest location: Demarest Borough Hall, 118 Serpentine Road).
- Deliver your Vote by Mail ballot in person to the Board of Elections located at 1 Bergen County Plaza - Room
310 by 8:00PM on Election Day.
Vote at any In-Person Early Voting Location
- Early Voting
Locations will be open Friday, June 2nd through Sunday, June 4th (Primary) / Saturday, October 28th to Sunday, November 5th
- Primary Election Hours: Friday - Saturday, 10 AM to 8PM and Sunday,
10 AM to 6 PM
- General Election: Hours: Monday - Saturday, 10 AM to 8
PM and Sunday 10 AM to 6 PM.
Early Voting Locations :
Fort Lee - Jack Alter Community Center, 1355 Inwood Terrace
Garfield - Rescue Engine Company #3, 159 Gaston Ave
Hackensack - One Bergen County
Plaza, 5th Floor- Public Meeting Room
Bergen Community College - West hall-Gallery Bergen, 400 Paramus Rd
River Vale - River Vale Community Center, 628
River Vale RdTeaneck - Richard Rodda
Center, 250 Colonial Court
Woodcliff Lake - Tice Senior
Center, 411 Chestnut Ridge Rd
Wood-Ridge - Senior Center, 495 Highland Ave
Wyckoff - Larkin House Senior Center, 380 godwin Ave.
- For questions about your
Vote by Mail Ballot, please contact the Bergen County Clerk's Office Elections Division at firstname.lastname@example.org or (201) 336-7020.
- For questions about your
Polling Place or Secure Drop Box Locations, please contact the Bergen County Board of Elections at email@example.com or (201) 336-6230.
- For questions about Voter
Registration or to report a potential election violation, please contact the Office of the Bergen County Superintendent of
Elections at firstname.lastname@example.org or (201) 336-6109.
- To Track your Vote by Mail
Ballot, locate your polling location or Secure Ballot Drop Boxes or check the status of your voter registration, please visit
Voting Instructions (new voting equipment)
Voting Instructions for the Vision Impaired (new voting equipment)
Primary Sample Ballots and Instructional Videos demonstrating "How to Complete a Vote by Mail Ballot" and "3 Ways to Vote"
Early Voting instructions (in three languages) and How to Vote on the Early Voting equipment
Ballots Have Been Mailed Out : Check Your Mailboxes (PDF)
- Only voters with active vote by mail requests will receive their ballot. Voters
with active requests who do not receive their ballot should call 201-336-7020 to request a duplicate.
Bergen County Superintendent of Elections
Click Here to Contact Bergen County Election Officials
Superintendent of Elections/Commissioner of Registration at 201-336-6100
questions about voter registration, or to report a potential election violation
Bergen County Clerk Election Division 201-336-7020
questions about your vote-by-mail ballot
Board of Elections 201-336-6230
questions about your polling place or locations of secure drop boxes
Alpine Municipal Clerk 201-784-2900
HOW DO I MAKE SURE MY VOTE COUNTS?
Familiarize yourself with the process.
AM I REGISTERED?
- Confirm your registration status and see if you’re an "active" voter.
- Call the Bergen County Superintendent of Elections 201-336-6100 or check the state website at the following
Click Here to Check Voter Registration Status
HOW DO I REGISTER?
the pre-paid Voter Registration Application form at the link below. Mail or hand-deliver to: One Bergen County Plaza,
Hackensack, NJ 07601. Do not wait until the last minute to mail your form. We recommend you mail it in at least 10
days prior to the deadline to give it time to get there.
Bergen County Voter Registration Application (English)
Bergen County Voter Registration Application (Spanish)
Bergen County Voter Registration Application (Korean)
WHAT IF MY
ADDRESS HAS CHANGED OR I NEED MY BALLOT MAILED ELSEWHERE?
you address has recently changed, or you will not be home (ex. overseas active duty military and their families, college students,
et cetera), contact the Superintendent of Elections for special instructions. The USPS is not permitted to autmatically forward
ballots from your old address to your new address. It will be returned to the Office of the County Clerk. If you have any
questions, please call the Superintendent of Elections for assistance.
- Deadline to mail a request for a vote-by-mail ballot for the November 7, 2023 General Election
is Tuesday, November 3, 2023. After that date you must go the County Clerk's office in person to apply. Deadline to apply
in-person is November 6, 2023 by 3 PM.
- Don't Wait! When you receive your vote-by-Mail Ballot, fill it out carefully and return it to the County as soon as
possible. Return your ballot as soon as possible to have time to correct any unforeseen errors.
FILLING OUT YOUR VOTE-BY-MAIL
and follow the instructions carefully. Missing a step may cause your ballot to be rejected.
You will receive a ballot and two envelopes. Your ballot
has a bar code on it and that is a match to the Voter ID on record with the State. To correct any spelling mistakes, contact
the Superintendent of Elections at 201-336-6100 and they’ll fix it in the system.
To fill out your ballot make sure you completely
color in the oval circles for the candidates you choose using a pen or pencil. Do not make a check mark,
“X” or any other kind of marks on the ovals other than filling them in for your selections. Be sure to check the
left side of the ballot to determine how many candidates you can select. For example, this year there are two seats
on the ballot for Freeholder and for that position you can choose two from any of the candidates running or even write in
a name. Be sure to look at every position on the ballot from President down to your Local Board of Education.
When you are done filling out
your ballot, refold it and place it in the internal envelope that has a Certificate of Mail-In-Voter flap attached. DO
NOT DETACH THE CERTIFICATE FROM THE ENVELOPE. You will need to completely fill out AND SIGN the
someone assists you, they need to fill out and sign their section of the certificate
Once the certificate is completed and signed,
seal the internal envelope keeping the certificate intact and place it into the second envelope that is addressed
to the Bergen County Board of Elections. This envelope has prepaid postage so you do not need a stamp.
SEAL the second external envelope
and add your return address in the top left-hand corner.
If someone else
will be mailing or delivering your ballot for you that person must complete and sign the bearer portion of the external envelope.
Be aware that by law
a person can only deliver (3) three ballots in addition to their own. Any more and the ballots may
not be counted.
CASTING YOUR VOTE-BY-MAIL BALLOT
Return it to the County. Again, Do NOT Wait Until the Last Minute! You
have several options:
Place your sealed ballot in an Official Bergen County Election Ballot Drop Box.
This is the most efficient way to return your Vote-By-Mail ballot. Drop it in one of the secure drop boxes located throughout
Bergen County. Check with the County Clerk's office for locations. A box is also located at the
Bergen County Administration Building located at 1 Bergen County Plaza in Hackensack. These boxes are under 24/7 surveillance.
Click here for a complete list of locations: www.bergencountyvotes.com. Do NOT place a ballot in any other type of drop box (ex. FedEx, UPS or municipal
tax collection drop boxes) as it won't be counted! The ballot must be in the box before 8 PM on Election Night.
TRACK YOUR VOTE-BY-MAIL BALLOT
Click Here to Setup an Account & Track Your Ballot
- If you don't already have an account,
you'll need to set one up. It's easy and takes less than two minutes. Not only can you see if you're already registered, you
can see where you are registered, your voter history, and most importantly, if your ballot for the November election has been
received. Or, you can call your County Election Officials to track your Mail-In Ballot.
Voting By Mail is just as safe as voting in person.
- The Superintendent of Elections as well
the Board of Elections put safeguards in place to guarantee the integrity of our elections. Both of these offices consist
of members from both major political parties, and their focus is maintaining fair and well-monitored elections.
- Take advantage of the new early in-person voting available at 9 locations
throughout the County.
- Submit your
vote-by-mail ballot EARLY using an Official County Election Ballot Drop Box or the U.S. Mail. Must be dropped or postmarked
by Nov. 7, 2023 at 8 PM.
reduce non-election traffic in the lobby please try to wait to collect your personal mail the day of the election. Get your
mail the day before or day after.
- If you have other in-person business with the Borough, try and handle it the day before or after. You can quickly
drop off taxes in the tax collector’s box by the elevator but remember that drop box is NOT for ballots – they
won’t be counted.
linger or loiter in the lobby. Come to the lobby only as your polling place. After you have waited on line and voted, please
leave promptly. Take any conversation outside and away from entrances and exits.