Here are the 18 places you can drop off a ballot in Bergen County
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Bergen County voters will have 12 additional ballot drop boxes to cast votes for the Nov. 3 general election, bringing the total in the county to 18.
County Board of Elections Chairwoman Jamie Sheehan-Willis said the new boxes will be in addition to the ones that had been put in place for the July primary.
The drop boxes will be located at:
- Bergenfield Borough Hall
- Demarest Borough Hall
- Englewood City Hall
- Fair Lawn Borough Hall
- Fort Lee Community Center
- County Administration Building in Hackensack
- Hasbrouck Heights Borough Hall
- Hillsdale Borough Hall
- North Arlington Borough Hall
- Oakland Borough Hall
- Old Tappan Borough Hall
- Paramus Borough Hall
- Ramsey Library
- Ridgefield Community Center
- Ridgewood Village Hall,
- Rutherford Borough Hall
- Teaneck Municipal Building
- Wyckoff Municipal Building
The additional boxes have not yet been delivered to the county but will be installed as soon as they are, Sheehan-Willis said. Boxes were already installed in Demarest, Fort Lee, Hackensack, Ramsey, Ridgewood and Rutherford for the primary.
Voters will have several alternatives for casting their votes. They may choose to mail their ballots at the post office or in a mailbox, or bring their own ballot to their polling place on Election Day. Each municipality will have at least one polling place open.
The drop boxes were paid for by the state of New Jersey, Sheehan-Willis said.
Sheehan-Willis said that the ballots will be picked up from the boxes regularly, and brought to the Board of Elections offices for immediate processing. The last pickup will be at 8 p.m. on Nov. 3.
Access to ballot drop boxes is 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Ballots left after 8 p.m. on election night will be considered late and not counted.
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.