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Contact Information

 

Bernards Township Municipal Clerk

municipalclerk@bernards.org 

908-204-3001

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Somerset County Clerk

countyclerk@co.somerset.nj.us

908-231-7504  

Important Dates

 

April 23, 2022

Commencement of Mailing of Mail-In Ballots for Primary Election  

May 17, 2022

Voter Registration Deadline for the Primary Election - Evening Voter Registration Available for Primary Election in Offices of County Commissioners of Registration 

May 31, 2022

Deadline to Apply for a Mail-In Ballot by Mail for the Primary Election

June 1, 2022

Mailing of Sample Ballots for Primary Election  

June 3, 2022

Deadline for Application to Receive Primary Election Mail-In Ballots by Electronic Means for Qualified Overseas Civilian and Military Voters for the Primary Election

June 3 -5, 2022

Early Voting Period - Click here for locations  

June 6, 2022 - By 3:00 PM 

Deadline  for In-Person Mail-In Ballot Application for the Primary Election at the Somerset County Clerks Office  

June 7, 2022

Primary Election Day!

Deadline for Post Office Receipt of Mail-In Ballots

Deadline of 8:00PM for Mail-In Ballots to any Drop Box in Somerset County 

Deadline for In Person submission of Primary Election Mail-In Ballots to County Board of Elections.

Voting Information
Primary Election - June 7, 2022 

  Click Here for an Application

WHO MAY REGISTER TO VOTE? You are eligible to register to vote if:

  • You are a citizen of the United States
  • You are a resident of Somerset County at least 30 days before the next election
  • You will be 18 years of age on or before the next election
  • You are not incarcerated, on parole, or on probation 

HOW DO I REGISTER TO VOTE?

WHAT IS IN PERSON EARLY VOTING? 

This new option enables all registered voters to cast their ballot, in person, using a voting machine, during a three-day period prior to the Primary Election Day. Click Here for more information. 

WHEN IS IN PERSON EARLY VOTING?

June 3, 2022 to June 5, 2022. No Appointment Necessary. 

10:00 am - 8:00 pm Friday and Saturday

10:00 am - 6:00 pm Sunday

 WHERE CAN I VOTE IN PERSON FOR EARLY VOTING?

MUST I DECLARE A PARTY AFFILIATION WHEN I REGISTER TO VOTE?

No, only if you wish to declare a party affiliation.  

HOW DO I CHANGE MY PARTY AFFILIATION?

WHERE IS MY POLLING LOCATION ON PRIMARY ELECTION DAY, JUNE 7, 2022?

WHERE ARE DROP BOXES LOCATED IN SOMERSET COUNTY FOR REQUESTED MAIL-IN BALLOTS?

HOW DO I UPDATE MY VOTER INFORMATION?

Registered voters who have moved to another town within Somerset County must update their voter registration with a change of address at least 21 days prior to the election. If you do not change your address 21 days prior to the election, you will be permitted to in your new district by provisional ballot. 

Registered voters who are new to Somerset County or move out of the county must file a new voter registration application. If you move out of Somerset County after the close of registration date and are not eligible to vote in your new county, you may return to your previous voting district to vote.

HOW CAN I CONFIRM THAT I AM REGISTERED TO VOTE?

Search the New Jersey Division of Elections Voter Registration records to confirm if you are registered. 

IF I WANT TO RUN FOR TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE OR  RUN FOR A COUNTY COMMITTEE POSITION, WHERE CAN I FIND ELECTION PETITIONS? (needed to run for political positions)

HOW MANY SIGNATURES ARE REQUIRED TO RUN FOR TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE?

  • Democratic Primary Election - 50 Signatures (Due April 4, 2022 to the Municipal Clerk by 4:00pm )
  • Republican Primary Election - 50 Signatures (Due April 4, 2022 to the Municipal Clerk by 4:00pm) 
  • Independents Running in General Election - 100 Signatures (Due June 7, 2022 to the County Clerk by 4:00pm) 

HOW MANY SIGNATURES ARE REQUIRED TO RUN FOR A COUNTY COMMITTEE POSITION?