In light of the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Governor Phil Murphy signed P.L. 2020, c. 72, which makes significant changes to how the 2020 General Election will be conducted.
- To limit unnecessary exposure, the election will be conducted mostly by Vote by Mail Ballot, as such you have been sent this 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 in a machine at the polls (there will be an ADA accessible ballot marking devices available for voters that are unable to vote via paper ballot).
Registering to Vote
- To confirm you are Registered,CLICK HERE
- For New Registrations or to Update your registration information,CLICK HERE
Vote by Mail
The election will be conducted primarily by paper VOTE BY MAIL ballots.
- All who are registered are automatically being sent VBM Ballots.
- Unless you have previously signed up to receive a Vote By Mail for all future elections, you will only be sent a ballot for this election.
- In Camden County, the initial mailing of ballots for voters registered before September 14th is as follows:
- Mailing will begin being mailed the week of September 21st
- All ballots will be in the mail by October 5th.
- For efficiency, the larger municipalities will be mailed first while preparing the smaller mailings to be sent closer to the October 5th deadline.
- If you do not receive your ballot by October 12th, you can CLICK HERE to request a replacement ballot
- All new registrations occurring after September 14th will be sent out shortly after registration.
Returning Your Ballot
- There are 13 secure drop boxes located throughout Camden County in which you can drop off your ballot.
- Drop boxes are open 24 hours a day in well-lit locations and are under video surveillance.
- The drop boxes are open until the close of polls, 8:00pm on November 3, 2020
- For Drop Box locations, CLICK HERE
- The ballots are postage paid.
- They can be returned to any US Post Office or in a USPS mailbox.
- If it is close to the election, it is recommended that you ask the Post Office to hand cancel the envelope to assure it has a readable postmark.
- Ballots postmarked on or before Election Day will be counted if received by November 10, 2020.
In-Person to Board of Elections
Camden County Board of Elections,
100 University Ct., Blackwood, NJ 08012.
In-Person to Polling Place on Election Day
- If you do not receive your ballot, or it is damaged, not correctly voted or misplaced, you can request a replacement ballot by CLICKING HERE
Tracking Your Ballot
- Login to the State of New Jersey’s Public Access System
- Your Voter ID Number may be needed to log if your Driver’s License number does not work
- Your Voter ID Number is a letter followed by 10 numeric digits and can be found:
- On the Vote by Mail Certificate above your address
- On your Sample Ballot
- By calling the Board of Elections at (856) 401-8683
- By calling the County Clerk at (856) 225-7219
- Click of MAIL-IN BALLOT HISTORY
- Review BALLOT STATUS to confirm if it was received
If a voter chooses to vote in-person at the polls:
- The polls will be open 6:00am to 8:00pm
- Voters will only be able to vote by paper Provisional Ballot at the Polls. You will not be able to vote in a machine.
- There will be a reduced number of Polling Places – at least one Polling Place per municipality and a minimum of 50% of its Polling Places. For polling places CLICK HERE
- No Sample Ballots will be sent, but a card listing your polling place will be sent prior to the election to each registered voter.
- At each of the polling places, there will be an accessible voting machine to comply with the ADA. To access the machine, the voter will need to certify, under the penalty of fraudulent voting, that they are unable to vote a paper ballot.
- Sample Ballots are available HERE
Results of the Election
- All votes (Vote by Mail, Provisional, and ADA machine) will be included in the final vote tally.
- The Vote by Mail ballots are counted first and will be included in the Election Night Results at the close of polls. Additional timely, valid Vote by Mail Ballots will be added to the results upon tallying.
- The ADA Machine tallies will be added to the results later on Election Day after the close of polls.
- Provisional ballots need to be verified to confirm that no Vote by Mail ballot was received, preventing the casting of multiple ballots, so they cannot be counted until all Vote by Mail ballots are received. For this election, this means that the In-Person votes will be tallied last.