In light of the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Governor Phil Murphy signed P.L. 2020, c. 72, which makes significant changes to Voting by Mail in the 2020 General Election..
Please see the 2020 General Election Information Page for how this election will be conducted.
THERE IS NO NEED TO APPLY FOR A VBM BALLOT –
ALL ACTIVE VOTERS WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE SENT A VBM BALLOT.
Below is general information about Vote by Mail for other elections.
Voting in New Jersey is easier than ever with the new Vote By Mail law. A recent change to the NJ law now allows you to request ballots for all future elections. Apply once and receive a ballot for every election without having to re-apply. This law also makes persons that received a Vote By Mail Ballot in the 2016 General Election automatically enrolled to receive Vote By Mail Ballots in future elections.
If you would like to Vote by Mail, click on the application form below. Once this form is loaded, print the application and follow these instructions:
If you will be receiving or have received a ballot and you want to vote in a voting machine at the polls on Election Day instead, you may complete this form to be removed from the list.
- You must be a registered voter in order to apply for a Mail-In Ballot.
- Once you apply for a Mail-In Ballot, you will not be permitted to vote by machine at your polling place in the same election.
- You will receive instructions with your ballot.
- Your Mail-In Ballot must be received by the County Board of Election before close of polls on Election Day or postmarked by Election Day and received within 48 hours.
- Do not submit more than one application for the same election.
- You may apply to receive a ballot for a single election or for all future elections.
- Warning: Your Vote By Mail application must be received by the County Clerk not later than 7 days prior to the election, unless you apply in person during the County Clerk’s office hours up to 3:00 PM the day prior to the election. For more information, call (856) 225-7219.
Vote By Mail Frequently Asked Questions
What is Vote by Mail?
Vote by Mail has replaced Absentee Voting in the State of New Jersey. It allows a voter to vote without going to the polls on election day.
How is Vote by Mail different from Absentee Voting?
Vote by Mail still allows a voter to vote in any election without going to the polls. Now the voter also has the option of automatically receiving ballots for future elections.
Who can Vote by Mail?
Any registered voter can Vote By Mail. No reason is necessary to apply.
How do I apply for Vote by Mail?
You can apply by completing an application and sending it to the County Clerk. Voters may also apply for all future elections on a Voter Registration Form.
Where can I get an application for Vote by Mail?
You can get an application at:
Where do I return the application?
You can return the application by mail, postage paid to the address on the application.
You can also hand deliver to: The Camden County Clerk’s Office, Election Division – Camden County Elections and Archive Center, 100 University Court, Blackwood, New Jersey 08012
Do I have to pay for postage?
No, both the application and the ballot envelope are postage paid.
When do I have to apply to Vote by Mail?
Your application must be received by the Clerk’ Office seven (7) days prior to the election. You can also apply in person to the County Clerk’s Office up until 3:00 pm the day before the election.
What are the options under the new law?
Voters can choose to receive a ballot for a single election or receive ballots for all future elections.
I am on the list to receive ballots for all future elections, but I want to stop receiving them and go to the polls instead. How do I get off the list?
You will need to notify the County Clerk in writing. For your convenience, this form can be used.
How do I get a replacement ballot because my first one was incorrectly voted, lost, torn or other reason?
You can request a replacement ballot from the County Clerk in writing. For your convenience, this form can be used.
Can someone help me complete the application and ballot materials?
Yes, you can have someone help you. This person must complete the assistor section. However, you the voter must sign the application.
Can I fax or e-mail my application?
Only active duty military and voters residing overseas may apply by fax or e-mail. All other voters must apply in writing, with original signature.
If it is within seven days before the election, and I am not able to apply in person to the County Clerk, can someone else get my ballot?
Yes, you would need to complete the application, including the Authorized Messenger section. Your messenger would then apply to the County Clerk, obtain your ballot, and deliver it to you. Your messenger must be a family member or a registered voter in this county and cannot be a candidate on the ballot.
If I apply and receive a Vote by Mail ballot, can I vote at the polls instead?
If you did not receive or return your ballot, you may vote by provisional ballot at the polls.
If I Vote by Mail, will my vote be counted?
Yes, all votes are counted and included in the final official results.
Do I have to choose an option?
No, if you do not choose an option, you will receive a ballot for only the election you choose in Box #1.
Can I apply for someone else?
No, only the voter can apply. The application must have an original signature, as it appears in the poll books. State law does not allow Power of Attorney.
What if my signature has changed?
You can update your signature by contacting the Board of Elections Office at (856) 401-VOTE.