Dates to remember if you plan to vote in the 2020 presidential election in NJ
Following the announcement that November’s general election will be held primarily by-mail, Gov. Phil Murphy went into detail Friday afternoon about how the election would be handled. NorthJersey.com
Voters throughout the state will need to keep an eye on their mailboxes as they prepare for this fall’s general election. Gov. Phil Murphy announced the election will be held in a similar format to July’s primary, where all registered voters received a ballot at home.
Registered voters may fill out the ballot and return it by mail, or vote in-person provisionally at their polling place. The mail-in ballots sent to all registered voters will include prepaid return postage. There will be no sample ballots.
Voters who do not want to mail their ballot may deposit it in a secure drop box or turn it in at a polling place on Election Day, Nov. 3.
Here are a few key dates New Jersey voters should be aware of:
- Sept. 4: Online voter registration form opens.
- Sept. 19: Commencement of mailing of mail-in ballots
- Oct. 5: County officials deadline to mail ballots
- Oct. 13: Voter registration deadline
- Nov. 3: General Election. Polling locations are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Nov. 3: County officials begin counting votes
- Nov. 3: Deadline for post office receipt of mail-in ballots
- Nov. 3: Deadline for in-person submission of mail-in ballots
- Nov. 5: Deadline for mailed ballots to be received without a postmark “due to postal error.”
- Nov. 10: Deadline for mailed ballots to be received with a postmark.
- Nov. 20: Election results must be certified. No extensions will be given.
Katie Sobko is a local reporter for NorthJersey.com. For unlimited access to the most important news from your local community, please subscribe or activate your digital account today.