(Camden, NJ) – With the 2020 General Election quickly approaching, today, Oct. 13, is the last day for eligible residents to register to vote if they wish to cast a ballot this November. Registration can still be completed online, in person, or by mail postmarked no later than today.
To be eligible to register to vote:
- You are a U.S. Citizen
- You are a New Jersey resident
- You will have resided in the State and County for at least 30 days before the next election
- You are at least 17 years of age
- You are not serving a sentence of incarceration as the result of a conviction of an indictable offense under the laws of this or another state or the United States
For registration forms, in person registration locations, and additional instructions, visit here.
For the first time, New Jersey is also allowing eligible residents to register to vote online. In order to register online, you will need your date of birth and one valid form of identification. More information is available by visiting https://voter.svrs.nj.gov/register.
“Make sure you are ready to cast your ballot in November by carefully following the directions included on the voter registration form, and make sure your application is postmarked no later than Oct. 13, if you are registering by mail,” said County Clerk Joseph Ripa. “Registering is easier than ever thanks to the new online voter registration system. If you’re not sure whether you are registered, head to the New Jersey Division of Elections webpage to confirm your status.”
In light of the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Governor Phil Murphy has signed legislation making significant changes to how the 2020 General Election will be conducted. Voters in Camden County should take appropriate steps to prepare for, and familiarize themselves with, these changes as soon as possible.
The following changes will be in effect for the 2020 General Election:
- To limit unnecessary exposure, the election will be conducted mostly by Vote by Mail (VBM) Ballot.
- There will be limited in-person polling places where voters can cast their vote by paper Provisional Ballots.
- Per the new law, you cannot vote via machine at the polls (there will be an ADA accessible ballot marking devices available for voters that are unable to vote via paper ballot).
In Camden County, the initial mailing of ballots began the week of Sept. 21. All ballots for registrations which occurred after Sept. 14, are being continually sent out. If you have not received your ballot by Oct. 12, you can visit www.camdencounty.com/vbm2 to request a replacement ballot.
VBM drop boxes will also be located throughout Camden County in which voters can drop off their ballot. Drop boxes are open 24 hours a day in secure well-lit locations, under constant video surveillance.
Camden County Ballot Drop-off Locations:
|Audubon Boro.||Existing – Audubon Municipal Building||606 W. Nicholson Rd.|
|Berlin Twp.||Berlin Township Municipal Building||135 Rt. 73 South|
|Camden City||Existing – County Administration Building
(Market Street Entrance)
|600 Market St.|
|Cherry Hill||Existing – Camden Co. College-Rohrer Campus (Rear of Parking Lot)||1889 Marlton Pike East|
|Cherry Hill||Cherry Hill Municipal Building||820 Mercer St.|
|Chesilhurst||Existing – Chesilhurst Municipal Building||201 Grant Ave.|
|Gloucester Twp.||Existing – Gloucester Twp. Municipal Building||1261 Chews Landing Rd.|
|Haddon Twp.||Haddon Township Municipal Building||135 Haddon Ave.|
|Lindenwold||Lindenwold Municipal Building||15 N. White Horse Pike|
|Pennsauken||Pennsauken Municipal Building||5605 N. Crescent blvd.|
|Runnemede||Runnemede Municipal Building||24 N. Black Horse Pike|
|Voorhees||Voorhees Municipal Building||2400 Voorhees Town Center|
|Winslow Township||Winslow Municipal Building||125 South Rt. 73|
More information regarding how to return your VBM ballot, how to track your ballot, and a list of answers to frequently asked questions, can be found by visiting https://www.camdencounty.com/2020-general-election/.